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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:
Valentine’s Day roses courtesy of Colombia

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This Week's lesson:

‘We want a new space race,’ says the man behind historic Falcon Heavy launch

We don't often see a historic U.S. space launch these days, but one made front-page news last week. An innovative company, SpaceX, sent the world's most powerful rocket aloft from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The 23-story-tall behemoth, called Falcon He...

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SpaceX sends Tesla on long test drive

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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: SPECULATE

DEFINITION:

To indulge in conjectural thought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Asked Sunday morning whether wind speeds could have contributed to the crash, Bradley said he would “not begin to speculate.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal -- 02/12/2018

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NBC Learn and NBC Sports, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, explore the science, technology, engineering and math at the Olympic Winter Games.

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

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Six teenagers under 18 are running for governor in Kansas, and adults in the legislature aren't pleased. The first teen candidate, Jack Bergeson, said his interest in running was sparked when he realized Kansas had no laws about who could run for governor.  Five other teens have since joined in the race. A state representative has introduced a bill that would ban anyone too young to vote from running for governor. But, the bill will not affect this year’s election.

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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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