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:
Citizens walk for hours to vote in Nepal

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This Week's lesson:

Sport or shame? President considers whether U.S. hunters can bring home elephant trophies from Africa

President Trump wants to learn more about the impact of elephant hunting in Africa by tourists – a policy review that also educates the public, thanks to news coverage. His administration is considering whether to drop or keep a ban on bringing ...

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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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More than 40 million people are affected by modern slavery. A recent report about African migrants in Libya being auctioned off as slaves is an example of the forced labor that touches every region on the planet — including the U.S. Modern slavery is described as a form of exploitation where a person can't leave for a number of reasons, including threats of violence.

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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: COMPLICIT

DEFINITION:

Choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others; having complicity.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“The word complicit has sprung up in conversations this year about those who speak out against powerful figures and institutions and about those who stay silent.”
The Denver Post -- 12/04/2017

CREATE YOUR OWN VOCABULARY QUIZ
 Elementary School
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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:

What happens if ‘net neutrality’ ends?

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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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