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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:
Iran’s leaders and Trump say they don’t want war

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This Week's lesson:

Sign of the future: Mail is trucked between Phoenix and Dallas is test of driverless 'robo-rigs'

You've probably heard about self-driving vehicles, which usually are cars or vans. Actually, we're also closer to a time when even trucks will be driverless. A fresh sign of that comes from the U.S. Postal Service, which is in the midst of a two...

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This Week's lesson:

Generous gift, but a drop in the bucket

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NASA's Night Sky Network

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:

 Elementary (K-4)
 Middle (5-8)
 Secondary (9-12)

This week's word in the news: INSULIN

DEFINITION:

Insulin is a protein hormone that is used as a medication to treat high blood glucose.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Diabetics in Colorado who use insulin to control their blood sugar levels won’t pay more than $100 per month for the drug starting in January thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday.
The Denver Post -- 05/27/2019

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“Discovering You,” is an original video series celebrating the careers of engineers who are inspiring the next generation. The 20-part series, complete with tailored lesson plans, will roll out every Monday with 5 new videos over the next 4 weeks.

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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:

Trump raises taxes on Chinese imports


President Donald Trump increased tariffs on on $200 billion worth of Chinese products from 10 percent to 25 percent as trade talks broke down, and he has threatened to levy 25 percent tariffs on an additional $325 billion worth of goods that are not ...

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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.

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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.

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