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.
"I am so grateful for the weekly KDH newspapers my class receives each week. They have been a valuable teaching tool and resource for my students. Since Iduma Elementary is an IB school, our students have to learn and take action in our Exhibition project this year. Each week, my students research the action others have taken and the impact of these actions on our community, nation, and world by reading the articles in the newspaper. I have also used the newspaper for math and science lessons. Thank you so much for sponsoring us with the Killeen Daily Herald. The 5th Graders in Mrs. K. Davis' class truly appreciate it!"
"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