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.
"In history class, we use the newspapers to relate real life to our history studies. We use the papers to prove things in our system of government. We prove individual freedoms that our government says we have. When we find things that relate to the things we study, we cut them out and are able to discuss such things in class from year to year. We really enjoy being able to receive the papers. Students always remember the activities we do with them. Thank you very much for allowing us to receive them each week."
Eastern Hills Middle School, 7th grade history
"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."
Charles Patterson Middle School