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 decision on Jerusalem sparks protests

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This Week's lesson:

Tech and electronic gifts: See what's new and imaginative for this month’s holidays

Parents and other relatives shopping for holiday season presents that you'll enjoy more than a few weeks or even months can pick from new tech gadgets and electronic diversions. Choices get cooler and more interactive each year. Popular categori...

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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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For the first time since 1980, NASA activated the backup thrusters on Voyager 1 in a bid to extend the spacecraft’s life an extra two to three years by pointing its antenna at Earth. The craft has traveled 13 billion miles since it was launched in 1977 to explore the giant planets of our outer solar system. It  is the only human-made object in interstellar space, the environment between the stars.

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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: DRACONIAN

DEFINITION:

Rigorous; unusually severe or cruel.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
There are no proposals on the table to make draconian cuts or to make every American pay a fee or tax.
The Chicago Tribune -- 12/11/2017

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:

Russia banned from Winter Olympics

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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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