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.
"We share the newspaper within our grade level. We use it to discuss the different parts to the paper, what an editorial page means, classifieds, headlines, captions etc... Also we use it to find parts of speech, or take one section and dissect it for language arts. This makes it more interesting than using our Language Art Books all the time. Lately we have been using the paper for money and shopping for Thanksgiving dinners or shopping in general. We also have used the classifieds to do character traits in our novel reading and find a job that fits the personality of a character in our book. Also we use the paper for current events and vocabulary building. The students love getting "their own" paper and always want to take it home to finish reading it. Thank you so much for this wonderful program."
Venable Village Elementary, 3rd Grade Cluster
"My students and I use the newspapers provided by the Killeen Daily Herald to provide additional instruction on finding the main idea of paragraphs, author's purpose, matching article titles to articles, and various other reading skills. We also use the weather page to work on math skills such as place value, comparing numbers, finding sums and differences, Social Studies skills on locations in the US and why they have that particular weather in that region (science)."
Skipcha Elementary School