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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Weekly Lessons (updated every Monday)


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

This Week's lesson:
Myanmar troops force 400,000 to flee to Bangladesh

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This Week's lesson:

Scientists urge changes to ease impact of what flows down the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico

The environmental impact of human activity is measured in bodies of water, not just in the atmosphere and climate. New research shows the largest offshore "dead zone" ever recorded in the United States. It affects the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth...

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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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Facebook's advertising program has garnered criticism yet again. This time it's because a ProPublica report found the company let advertisers pay to target people who searched terms like "Jew Hater" and "History of 'why jews ruin the world.'" Facebook said the anti-Semitic categories were created by an algorithm and have since been removed. Facebook recently said bogus accounts linked to Russia improperly bought $100,000 worth of divisive political ads between 2015 and 2017.

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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: RIPTIDE

DEFINITION:

A particularly strong tidal current. A rip current which may carry a swimmer offshore (the term rip tide used in this sense is a misnomer).

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Mariners are urged to take caution as Hurricane Jose causes high seas and potentially dangerous riptides off Cape Cod and Nantucket, the National Weather Service said.
The Boston Globe -- 09/18/2017

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:

Does a clown have you frightened?

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10 new videos and lessons
This 2nd installment completes the 20-part series and continues the exploration of aviation technology and the social impact of war on our nation and the world.

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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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