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 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
"I teach Reading in the Content Area, a dyslexia intervention class, to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at Live Oak Ridge Middle School. I receive the Killeen Daily Herald on Wednesdays for use in my classroom .My students and I really appreciate the donation from our sponsor. We use the newspaper in various ways. I have students find and circle examples of the concepts which we are studying at the time such as: consonant digraphs and closed syllables. I read an article to them and have them retell it in their own words. I have them choose an article, read it, and then write a short summary, or orally present a summary. I pass the sales ads to some of the math teachers which they use for real-world problem-solving. Some of my students choose a newspaper from the shelf when it is time for free-reading after they have completed their work. We do not waste the paper. When we have gotten as much use from them as we can, they are passed on to the art teacher who uses them for various projects such as papier mache and to cover the tables during projects."
Live Oak Ridge Middle School