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:
Trump resumes peace talks with Taliban in Afghanistan

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This Week's lesson:

Two new reports describe decline of local news coverage across U.S as a ‘crisis’

Be grateful for the newspaper that hosts this quiz and don't take local journalism for granted. As the industry continues to face critical economic challenges, the survival of some daily and weekly papers is in jeopardy. Since 2004, more than 1,...

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

 Elementary (K-4)
 Middle (5-8)
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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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This Week's lesson:

Cats are free to roam, says EU


The European Commission has “categorically” denied that it will ever force cats to be kept inside or on leashes. The odd clarification came in response to a study that argued that outdoor cats should be forbidden under the EU's Birds and Habitats Dir...

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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: DREARY

DEFINITION:

Causing unhappiness or gloom: not warm or cheerful.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Forecasters were calling for a dreary Sunday with dense fog in northern parts of the state through noon and a mixture of rain and snow turning to mostly snow by the afternoon, with as much as an inch of accumulation possible.
The Chicago Tribune -- 12/02/2019

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:

Do we only see what we want to see?

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In honor of Constitution Week, “We the People” delves into the living history and modern-day implications of the formative document with a five-part video series.

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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 Night Sky Network

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students (Updated Monthly)

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