What is NIE?
Newspapers In Education (NIE) is an exciting interactive program that engages students in learning by providing teachers access to the Austin American-Statesman ePaper for use in their classroom. The NIE program is designed to make reading newspapers a fun and beneficial learning experience.
NIE is a worldwide effort in which school textbooks and teacher materials are supplemented with the use of the local newspaper. This is accomplished everyday by providing a “living textbook” in a format that is less intimidating and more appealing to students.
Many coal plants have already started or even finished transitioning into natural gas plants to stay alive, even though the Trump administration is trying to bolster support for the coal industry. Coal isn't the moneymaker it used to be. In 2008, the U.S. got about half its power from coal, but that's now fallen to 31 percent. And of the roughly 700 coal plants operating in the U.S., 122 are more expensive to run than alternative energy sources, and 163 are scheduled for closure or conversion to natural gas.
The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.
Daily Science Audio webcasts: An exclusive partnership with Pulse of the Planet, updated daily with two-minute sound portraits of Planet Earth. Tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide, blending interviews with extraordinary natural sounds.