Yak’s Corner

This student magazine geared toward kids in elementary and middle school will be delivered to classrooms quarterly and will also be available online.


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Featured Michigan K.I.D.S. DNIE Classroom Programs

Classroom newspapers – e-Edition (electronic)
Yak's Corner news magazine for ages 6-13
Detroit Tigers Program - High Five for Leadership
2016 Ford Freedom Award Program

Free Access to Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News Electronic Editions

Electronic copies - e-Editions - of the Detroit Free Press or The Detroit News are available via the Internet early each morning. Access to the e-Edition version of one or both newspapers is available to all classrooms free of charge.

Click here to order e-Editions of the Free Press and The News

Both the Free Press and Detroit News e-Editions include access to one month of back issues.

Your students live in a digital world. The e-Editions of the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News are excellent interactive tools that help you and your students meet technology and core curriculum learning objectives. With e-Editions you can help your students become:

  • Excited about current events
  • Engaged with 21st century learning tools
  • Adept at identifying credible, trusted sources of information - learning to identify fact from opinion and news from gossip is an important part of doing research in today's "wired" world.
  • Motivated to learn and improve their literacy skills
  • Experienced online researchers by using trustworthy news and information found in e-Editions of the newspapers as well as at the freep.com and detroitnews.com web sites.

You can use e-Editions with your students in a variety of ways:

  • Students can work independently with e-Editions in classrooms, computer labs, or from home computers
  • You can project the e-Edition using a projector or digital white board so the whole class can explore and read articles you select along with you
  • Use links to e-Edition articles as part of your study guides and assignments posted in Moodle.com, Blackboard or other learning management systems
  • E-mail or print articles for students to read

Verification Form Requirement

Teachers receiving access to sponsored e-Editions must sign an affidavit confirming request, receipt and use of sponsored electronic newspapers. In order to provide this service to you at no cost, we need receive confirmation that you ordered and received it. Verification is simple and need only be done one time. After your order is received, we will send an email notification to the address associated with the order. The email will provide a link and a few steps to completing the verification. Thank you!


Yak's Corner news magazine for ages 6-13

Yak's Corner, the award-winning 12-page news magazine for ages 6-13, produced by Detroit Newspapers in Education, is filled with local stories, events and people plus current events from around the world in "Yakking About the News." You'll also find the "Kids in the News" feature that lets your students see how kids across the county are making news.

With each new edition, you'll find "Yaktivities" posted on www.yakscorner.com, which you can use to help your students build comprehension and vocabulary using Yak's Corner. Yaktivities also includes correlations to Common Core Standards so you can show others how each issue of Yak's Corner meets educational objectives!

Yak's Corner will be published in October, December, March and May during the 2016-2017 school year. Yak’s Corner can be accessed online at dnie.com or www.yakscorner.com, and the print edition will be delivered to schools in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties that have a placed an order on dnie.com.


Detroit Tigers High Five For Leadership

The Detroit Tigers "High-Five for Leadership" student supplement uses the popularity of Tigers baseball to teach students how to become leaders in their schools and communities, the different ways people can lead successfully and how ANYONE can become a leader. In “The PAWS Plan for Leadership,” the Tigers mascot offers step-by-step tips to becoming a leader, and students can commit to being leaders by signing “The Tigers Pledge for Leadership.”

For more information on this program, click here.


2016 Ford Freedom Award Program and Essay Contest for Grades 4-8
Brought to you by Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services and Detroit Newspapers in Education
in cooperation with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

The Ford Freedom Award is given to individuals who have dedicated their lives to improving the African-American community and the world at large through their chosen fields. The theme of this year’s Ford Freedom program is “Men of Courage. Advancing the Narrative of African-American men.”

The Ford Motor Company Fund this year launched a national program to call attention to the wide range of achievements and contributions of African-American men, to strengthen communities and create positive social change. The program seeks to use storytelling to showcase how African-American men have inspired their communities, and to use those stories to change people’s perceptions.

The Ford Motor Company Fund this year launched a national program to call attention to the wide range of achievements and contributions of African-American men, to strengthen communities and create positive social change. The program seeks to use storytelling to showcase how African-American men have inspired their communities, and to use those stories to change people’s perceptions.

DNIE is partnering with the Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, and the Charles Wright Museum of African American History to bring the “Men of Courage” educational program to Michigan schools. Students will explore the qualities and characteristics that enabled African-American Men of Courage to change the narrative of their lives, improve their communities and change perceptions.

Click here for more information.