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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:
Name deal stirs up Greece and ‘North’ Macedonia

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This Week's lesson:

Dismissal of Trump-satirizing newspaper cartoonist raises concerns and stirs an outcry

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette didn't just report news last week – the paper made a splash of its own, reported nationwide. The publisher and a news executive he hired three months ago got rid of a longtime editorial page cartoonist whose work ofte...

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This Week's lesson:

Artist fired after cartoons rejected

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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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 Secondary (9-12)

This week's word in the news: COHERENT

DEFINITION:

Orderly; logically connected; consistent.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“He was very coherent,” Hamilton said.
The Denver Post -- 06/18/2018

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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:

Interior Department faces heat over axed coal study


The Interior Department hasn't sufficiently explained why it canceled a more than $1 million study into public health impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining, according to the agency's internal watchdog. Blasting away mountain tops to get to 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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