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:
Dutch court rules on a massacre in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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This Week's lesson:

From labs to plates: Taste-fooling burgers with no meat and ‘seafood’ without fish

Food scientists achieve amazing feats. Newsmaking achievements now in restaurants generate positive reactions from people impressed that they're can't tell mock meat and seafood aren't the real deal. Sales of plant-based burgers that taste and l...

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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:

Hurricanes Are Wetter Than Ever


Hurricanes are bringing more rainfall with them — and experts say our flood control practices need to change to manage the expected surge in water. Recent research has shown that storms now often move slower and drop more rain. Some experts suggest b...

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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: JIHAD

DEFINITION:

An Arabic word meaning striving or struggling. In Islam, it is “striving in the path of God.” It is often used to refer to a "holy war" or a vigorous campaign against perceived foes.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Top leaders of the Illinois Republican Party launched an effort at damage control Sunday after a social media post echoed President Donald Trump’s criticism of four Democratic congresswoman and went further, referring to them in a movie-type poster of being a “jihad squad” and contending they believe any criticism is racist.
The Chicago Tribune -- 07/22/2019

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:

Is Big Pharma acting unethically?

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“Discovering You,” is an original video series celebrating the careers of engineers who are inspiring the next generation. The 20-part series, complete with tailored lesson plans, will roll out every Monday with 5 new videos over the next 4 weeks.

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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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