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.
"Receiving the Killeen Daily Herald newspapers has been such a blessing this year! This is my first year receiving them, and I’ve seen many benefits. The children are always excited when Tuesdays roll around, and they receive their papers. I’ve given them time to just browse through them in the classroom, but sometimes they simply carry them home to read. The parents are always grateful to receive the news, too! As a teacher, I look for ways to use the papers in my instruction. They are especially helpful in the areas of Reading and Language Arts. The current events give us local news to study for Social Studies. In 4th grade, my students are very curious about events happening locally, and they like to compare these to national and global events. To improve reading comprehension, students read an article, after which I ask comprehension questions. When studying parts of speech, I ask students to use a highlighter to identify all of the adverbs or verbs found. The Killeen Daily Herald offers excellent examples of fine writing. 4th-grade students in Texas take the Writing TAKS test for the first time, and seeing impressive, authentic writing is invaluable! I am very pleased and satisfied with the Newspapers in Schools program this 2009/10 school year!"
Wendy A. Lewis
Reeces Creek Elementary, 4th grade
"I am currently teaching US History, Government, Geography, and Sociology. In my US History class the students use the headlines and stories in many ways. These include comparing past events with events today, and gathering stories on the history of Killeen, Bell County, Texas and the United States. In Government, we have been using the paper to track legislation, political viewpoints, the study of political cartoons, and editorials. In Geography, we use the paper to find stories about the different areas of the world we are studying and use the stories in application of history and the Geographical Themes of different areas of the world. I believe that the paper helps me to enhance the learning of students and make the courses more relevant to their lives. Thank you again for supplying us with the papers."
Haynes School High