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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.


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

This Week's lesson:
Syrian man trapped in Malaysia airport

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This Week's lesson:

Facebook founder delivers damage-control testimony as Congress considers limits on the social media giant

In two days of televised hearings, Facebook leader Mark Zuckerberg tried last week to assure Senate and House members that the social media giant gets it. In his first congressional appearance, the 33-year-old apologized repeatedly for not fully...

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Who wins or loses in a trade war?

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NASA's Space Place

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students (Updated Monthly)

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How well do you keep up with the world around you? Take this week’s quiz to test your knowledge of recent national and world events.

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

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This week's word in the news: GRUESOME

DEFINITION:

Causing great horror; horribly repugnant; grisly.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The coordinated strike marked the second time in a year that Trump has used force against Assad, who U.S. officials believe has continued to test the West’s willingness to accept gruesome chemical attacks.
The Denver Post -- 04/16/2018

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

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This Week's lesson:

The complex debate over killer robots continues


One way or another, robots are coming to the battlefield. The debate is over whether they should be pulling triggers. Some autonomous weapons already exist in the field. Many U.S. naval ships, for example, carry cannons that will shoot down incoming ...

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