• September 29, 2016

Newspapers in Education

Newspapers in Education (NIE) is an exciting program that engages students in learning by providing them with access to The Killeen Daily Herald. NIE is a worldwide effort in which school textbooks and teaching materials are supplemented with the local newspaper.

At no cost to participating teachers, The Killeen Daily Herald’s NIE program provides copies of the print edition, access to KDHNews eEdition, 24/7, plus the opportunity for students to enter rewarding contests.

NIE allows students, from kindergarten through 12th grade, to learn core academic skills as well as make the connection between the classroom learning environment and real-life applications.

Thank you to the many individuals, corporate partners and organizations for supporting our program and making NIE possible.

The objective of The Killeen Daily Herald's NIE program is to partner with leading businesses, organizations and people to help students in our community learn the skills they need to succeed in the classroom and in life.

Why use NIE?

  • Newspapers are an adult medium. Students enjoy a feeling of importance when working with the newspaper.
  • Newspapers bridge the gap between the classroom and the "real" world outside. Motivation for reading and discussion is built in.
  • Newspapers contain something for every student--comics, sports, editorials, advice columns, and much more!
  • Newspapers provide the only up-to-date text available in print
  • Newspapers contain history as it happens

What else funds NIE?

Besides generous donations from community members, NIE holds fundraising events year-round. To see how you can get involved with a Newspapers in Education funding program or event. CLICK HERE

What's the cost?

Under the program, the Killeen Daily Herald provides the newspapers at a reduced rate, 13 cents per copy/minimum 10 copies per delivery to schools for use in their classrooms.

Teacher Testimonials

Nancy Abernathy - Live Oak Ridge Middle School

"I teach Reading in the Content Area, a dyslexia intervention class, to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at Live Oak Ridge Middle School. I receive the Killeen Daily Herald on Wednesdays for use in my classroom .My students and I really appreciate the donation from our sponsor. We use the newspaper in various ways. I have students find and circle examples of the concepts which we are studying at the time such as: consonant digraphs and closed syllables. I read an article to them and have them retell it in their own words. I have them choose an article, read it, and then write a short summary, or orally present a summary. I pass the sales ads to some of the math teachers which they use for real-world problem-solving. Some of my students choose a newspaper from the shelf when it is time for free-reading after they have completed their work. We do not waste the paper. When we have gotten as much use from them as we can, they are passed on to the art teacher who uses them for various projects such as papier mache and to cover the tables during projects."

Nancy Abernathy

Live Oak Ridge Middle School

Renae Devers - Eastern Hills Middle School

"In history class, we use the newspapers to relate real life to our history studies. We use the papers to prove things in our system of government. We prove individual freedoms that our government says we have. When we find things that relate to the things we study, we cut them out and are able to discuss such things in class from year to year. We really enjoy being able to receive the papers. Students always remember the activities we do with them. Thank you very much for allowing us to receive them each week."

Renae Devers

Eastern Hills Middle School, 7th grade history


To become a sponsor, please contact:

The Killeen Daily Herald
Attn:// Newspapers in Education
P.O. Box 1300
Killeen, TX 76540

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