Welcome to News In Education for the 2013-14 school year. We pack this website with exciting, skills-building activities, games, puzzles and more, updated weekly throughout the year. Visit every day for something new and interesting to share with students; invite parents to take a look, too. NIE is where enthusiasm for learning grows!

To register your class, click on the tab above and enter the information requested. Then select the newspaper you want your students to access and you will receive a user name and password to share with your class.

In addition to the online content we provide here every week, you can also access a wealth of free educational resources available through our membership in the national NIE Institute. Click here for more information and a list of topics.

We also invite you to visit the Celebrate New Jersey website for more inspiring ways to lead your students to a better understanding and appreciation of the state they call home: www.celebratenj.org

Earn continuing education credits. Schedule a free News in Education Workshop at your school. Teachers who attend earn three continuing ed credits. For information, contact us at mlyons@starledger.com or 973-392-5841.


What is NIE?

News in Education is a nationwide program started in 1966, under which newspapers act as a supplement to the usual textbooks and teaching materials.

The Star-Ledger and The Times News in Education programs provide teachers with innovative and versatile teaching resources linked to the information, people and events making news today. Students and teachers alike discover a wealth of new ideas that make learning interesting and fun while reinforcing reading and writing proficiency, as well as science, math and other vital academic and life skills. News in Education offers a variety of materials and curriculums to support the classroom experience.

Our Mission:

The Star-Ledger and The Times, through the News in Education (NIE) program, are dedicated to the promotion of literacy in accordance with New Jersey state-mandated education standards. NIE fosters a learning environment that serves to inform, involve and inspire students in the development of positive study skills in a variety of subject areas with the added goal of assuring good citizenship.

News in Education provides: Free digital delivery of the newspaper for classroom use, Free supplemental teaching guides & curriculum and Free Teacher training and workshops, many for continuing education credits.

NIE helps advance education for students in several ways:

  • Develops research skills
  • Applies academic study to practical experiences
  • Helps build student comprehension of local, national and international issues
  • Builds self-esteem through positive classroom experiences
  • Encourages class participation
  • Offers timely learning materials at little or no cost

Learning to Give is a national organization that is headquartered and started here in Newark, NJ. The curriculum is dedicated to giving kids a sense of responsibility and accountability in their communities.

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Online Extras (Updated every Monday)

NIE Special Report

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Children's book authors share their writing experience to help students learn more about the craft and techniques of creative writing.

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Uranium workers dying after working Namibia mine, report warns

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

Archive of Geography quizzes


Why Isn't The K.C. Shooting Suspect A 'Terrorist?'

Discussion prompts & video archive.


National Wildlife Week
March 17th - 23rd

The following resources and activities from National Wildlife Federation, its Affiliates and Partners are designed for educators to teach about the connections between water and the shared need of people and wildlife for clean water. Learn about wildlife in the U.S. with and fun and informative lessons and activities you can do with your students.

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NIE Institute Educational Resources

As an NIE subscriber, you can access a wealth of free educational resources available through our membership in the national NIE Institute. All are appropriate for classroom instruction when used with the electronic or print edition of The Star-Ledger.

Visit our NIE Institute page for these topics:

Art
Careers
Character Education
Critical Thinking Skills & Gifted
Diversity & Multicultural Literacy
Elementary & Middle School
ESL & Spanish Bilingual - Black & Hispanic Heritage
Financial Literacy Supplements
First Amendment
General Educational Development
Health, Nutrition, Fitness
Homeland Security, Crime, & Online Safety
Journalism & Press Freedom

Language Arts & Literacy
Life Skills
Math, Science, Tech & Environment
Media Literacy
Multi-Curricular & Miscellaneous
Multiple Intelligences
NIE Instructional Calendar
NIE Miscellaneous
Safety & Anti-Drug & Alcohol Awareness
Social Studies, Govt., Civics
Sports
Study Skills & College Prep
Women's Studies

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Download a lesson based on political cartoons and print it out for use in your classroom. (PDF format)

This week's lesson: Climate warnings grow more dire

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


‘Boston Strong’ spirit and strict security mark Monday marathon, shadowed by 2013 blasts

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



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




This week's word in the news: STATUTE

DEFINITION:
A written law passed by a legislative body.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Why Hernandez, mayor of Miami-Dade County’s second-largest city, can’t be charged with violating Florida’s loan-sharking laws is clear: The statute of limitations — one year — ran out long ago.
The Miami Herald -- 04/21/2014