• February 23, 2017

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

Debbie Ruhl - Venable Village Elementary

"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."

Debbie Ruhl

Venable Village Elementary, 3rd Grade Cluster

Rochelle Lugo - Skipcha Elementary School

"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)."

Rochelle Lugo

Skipcha Elementary School

BECOME A SPONSOR

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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