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 e-edition 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 ePaper is available to all classroom teachers who request it.

Why educators use the 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 Weeks's lesson:
Ecuador stops building border wall after Peru protests

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This Weeks's lesson:

Newspapers try a new tactic in economic tussle with Google and Facebook

There's a new development in the scramble by traditional news organizations to thrive in an environment where Google and Facebook deliver news directly to readers – including content from newspapers and magazines. Some large journalism providers...

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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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Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:

 Elementary (K-4)
 Middle (5-8)
 Secondary (9-12)


A study found having one less child is the best thing an individual can do to fight global warming. But the option is rarely discussed. Having one less child would cut an individual's carbon emissions by 58 metric tons per year of their life, according to the analysis. To put that in perspective, living car-free would reduce someone's emissions by 2.4 metric tons per year.

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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: COLLUSION

DEFINITION:

An often secret action taken by two or more parties to achieve an illegal or improper purpose.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
And it could mean Trump Jr. crossed the legal line on collusion with Russia.
The Chicago Tribune -- 07/17/2017

CREATE YOUR OWN VOCABULARY QUIZ
 Elementary School
 Middle School
 High School

This Weeks's lesson:

U.S. struggles with deadly epidemic

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Take a behind the scenes look at the science, engineering, and sheer artistry that goes into creating rides and attractions at Universal Orlando Resort™

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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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