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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:
Finland is rated the happiest while U.S. grows sadder

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This Week's lesson:

U.S. and others explore ways to reduce space clutter that poses risks in orbit

A rocket that sent the first satellite into space from Russia in 1957 became Earth's first piece of man-made space junk when it released Sputnik into orbit and turned into useless debris, circling the planet until it broke up and fell back into...

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Trump agrees to meet N. Korea’s Kim

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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:

 Elementary (K-4)
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This week's word in the news: REPRIEVE


A respite from impending punishment, as from execution of a sentence of death.

Officials and administration supporters argue that programs designed to be short-lived reprieves had remained in place for years or even decades after the upheavals that first triggered them, in some cases shielding people who came illegally or overstayed visas.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 03/19/2018

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Brought to you by NBC Learn in celebration of National Women’s History Month.

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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 says he made up facts in meeting

At a fundraising speech last week, President Donald Trump said he made up trade information in a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, according to an audio recording obtained by the Washington Post. Trump said he told Trudeau that the...

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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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