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:
Ecuador declares emergency over Venezuelan migrants at its border

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This Week's lesson:

Tributes to legendary singer Aretha Franklin praise the cultural impact of her half-century career

A celebrity death last week is reported with grand language that fits someone whose nickname starts with a royal title. "Aretha Franklin, universally acclaimed as the 'Queen of Soul' and one of America's greatest singers in any style, died on Th...

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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:

Horror films are a reflection of society's fears


Horror films today are not like the ones that scared our parents or grandparents. The films that scare us today reflect many of the current fears of society – global pandemics, destruction of the environment, crime or racism. Fears of war and nuclear...

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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: RESERVOIR

DEFINITION:

A natural or artificial place where water is collected and stored for use, especially water for supplying a community, irrigating land, furnishing power, etc.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Colorado River is so strained amid population growth and a climate shift to hotter, drier conditions that federal water managers may declare an unprecedented “shortage” and cut releases from reservoirs.
The Denver Post -- 08/20/2018

CREATE YOUR OWN VOCABULARY QUIZ
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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 the U.S. need a Space Force?

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Brought to you by NBC Learn in celebration of National Women’s History Month.

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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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