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Welcome to Newspapers in Education!

Newspapers In Education is a national program that promotes literacy through the use of the daily newspaper as an instructional aid in the classroom. The Waco Tribune-Herald partners with educators and local businesses to encourage literacy, to broaden students' community and global perspectives and to equip area teachers with a powerful tool for teaching at no cost to the teachers or schools.

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Teachers, please remember to verify delivery of your newspapers every semester. NIE is audited annually and must have a verification form on file each semester for every teacher.

Newspaper tours

Tours of the newspaper museum are also available for school groups of 20 or fewer and no younger than eight years of age. The tours are free of charge.

Curriculum notebooks

Curriculum notebooks in the areas of reading/writing, mathematics, science, and social studies are available to teachers for $25 each. The lessons are correlated to the TAKS objectives.


Daily Science Webcasts

Oysters - Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay - home to a multimillion dollar oyster industry, is threatened by industrial and agricultural pollution.
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-- Oct 7, 2015

Online Extras (Updated every Monday)

Put the Tribune-Herald to work in your classroom

Schools Prepare Students for Emergencies

Discussion prompts & video archive.

Injury risks and slipping interest reshape high school football’s status in some districts

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


Classroom Caption Contest!
Win a book by creating a caption for this week's lesson

This week's lesson:

Who pays for corporate mistakes?

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Archive of past lessons
Teacher comments

Burundi descending into anarchy

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

Archive of Geography quizzes

Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:

Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

Be a Butterfly Hero
Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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This week's word in the news: RATCHET

To move by degrees (often followed by up or down).

EPA leaders' long-delayed decision ratcheting the current 75 parts per billion ozone limit to 70 ppb foists even heavier challenges on high-growth metro Denver and other cities exceeding the standards.
The Denver Post -- 10/05/2015

Thinking about how you think can become confusing, making the brain one of the most complicated organs to study. NBC Learn’s eight-part video series on the brain is divided into easily-understood concepts, which together create a broader view of how versatile and mysterious the human brain can be.

Click here to view this week’s video installment

Throughout this school year, PARADE Classroom will be targeting up to six features that provide poignant life lessons for high school students. Be sure to check them out!

Get the lessons here:

Cyberspace Safety
9/11 Lessons and Legacies
Keeping America Free

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