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 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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Informational Text

Weekly Lessons (updated every Monday)


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

This Weeks's lesson:
Trump says Iran is complying with nuclear deal

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This Weeks's lesson:

Massive split in Antarctic ice shelf draws attention, but not alarm, from glacier experts

An iceberg as big some states has fallen off Antarctica's main ice shelf and is drifting away from a peninsula on that remote continent. It's the most dramatic example so far of an ongoing phenomenon: Floating ice shelves in that area of the Sou...

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

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In the hands of an authoritarian government, press freedom is fragile, and state media can turn from a public good into a weapon of information warfare. Russia, China and others are using their state-run media abroad in hopes of expanding their influence beyond their borders. Russia's state-funded outlet RT made that clear during the 2016 U.S. election. And China is starting to gear its own state-run channel, CCTV, as an advocate for China's government abroad.

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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: PARDON

DEFINITION:

The excusing of an offense without exacting a penalty. A release from the legal penalties of an offense.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune -- 07/24/2017

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This Weeks's lesson:

Why let U.S. healthcare plan fail?

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Take a behind the scenes look at the science, engineering, and sheer artistry that goes into creating rides and attractions at Universal Orlando Resort™

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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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