What is NIE?

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.

Mission Statement

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.

Lisa Byrd - Charles Patterson Middle School

"My students and I greatly appreciate the donations that make it possible for us to receive the Killeen Daily Herald each week. I receive the Sunday newspaper because as a math teacher, I can use the sales ads to give my lessons a real world application. I use them to teach fractions, decimals, percents. I even used real estate ads to teach my students about interest! The students in my activity period thoroughly enjoy the newspapers as well. We use them to read on DEAR Day (Drop Everything And Read). Activity period is a short period before lunch, so instead of only reading bits of a novel at a time, we read newspaper articles from the Killeen Daily Herald. Students can choose articles that interest them, and we share out at the end of the period. We use the newspaper on other days to learn about current events, sports, or even to create posters. It is so important for students at the middle school level to learn about the world outside of school. Your newspaper serves as that window for my students! Thanks again."

Lisa Byrd

Charles Patterson Middle School

Charles P. - Middle School student

"I use newspapers by reading them and doing the activities in the newspapers. I like having them because of the jumbos, crossword puzzles, diagramless, cryptic, and the sudukos. It helps me learn because of the crossword puzzles. I learn stuff from it. I also learn what’s happening everywhere because the newspaper never leaves anything out."

Charles Patterson Middle School student

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