About NIE

Teachers, give your students the world at their fingertips, at no cost to you!

Cox Media Group’s Newspapers in Education program is an exciting, interactive way to engage your students in a fun and beneficial learning experience, all while learning about their community and the world around them.

Through the NIE program, teachers are provided access to the digital version of the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun, and Journal-News. The newspaper serves as an exceptional supplement to textbooks, which can no longer keep up with our rapidly changing world.

Access to the digital Dayton Daily News ePaper, Journal-News ePaper, and Springfield News-Sun ePaper is available to all classroom teachers who request it.

Why educators use ePaper in the classroom

  • The NIE Website is available 24/7 for use in the classroom and for student assignments completed at home, in the media center or in their local library.
  • The digital newspaper engages the student as they learn vocabulary, language development, local and world current events, and so much more.
  • Studies show that using newspapers on a regular basis in classrooms improves the reading habits and interest of students.
  • The newspaper serves as an excellent source for informational text.

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Informational Text

Weekly Lessons (updated every Monday)


Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

This Week's lesson:
Former leaders convicted of genocide in Cambodia

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This Week's lesson:

Severe California wildfires show impact of drought and hotter, drier summers there

California faces a massive, costly recovery from its worst wildfires in state history. Wind-driven blazes this month in hilly, populated areas north of San Francisco and near Los Angeles killed more than 60 people, a toll that’s expected to rise as s...

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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)

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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This Week's lesson:

Eating meat is bad for the environment, report finds


A British advisory board wants to fight climate change by reducing the number of cattle and sheep in the U.K. by 20-50 percent. Cattle and sheep are a huge source of agricultural emissions in the U.K., according to a report by the government's Commit...

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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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This week's word in the news: SHUTDOWN

DEFINITION:

A cessation of operations or activity, as at a factory or government department.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"If I was ever going to do a shutdown over border security - when you look at the caravan, when you look at the mess, when you look at the people coming in," the president said.
The Chicago Tribune -- 11/19/2018

CREATE YOUR OWN VOCABULARY QUIZ
 Elementary School
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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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This Week's lesson:

A second look at Second Amendment?

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Think you know football? Ok, what's a prolate spheroid? This 10-part video series focuses on the science behind NFL football.

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

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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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