NIE Newsletter: October 2019

Happy Fall!

We hope you are enjoying all things Fall! In this newsletter, you’ll find several great lessons on topics including bullying prevention, government and elections, anti-drug awareness, and more!

News & Announcements


Our newspapers are proud to sponsor regional spelling bees from around the country. If your school is located in one of these areas, be sure to register your school with the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Early bird registration, with discounted pricing, is open now through October 15, 2019.  Get all the details here.


Our chapter book, Out of Sorts, began last month. But you can still join in on the fun as we follow our favorite pups, Woody & Chloe as they realize the impact that newspapers have in our hometown, state and country. New chapters will be published each week in the Lexington Herald-Leader and available for for download for all teachers on our website here.

Weekly Lesson Prompts

Get new lesson prompts each week  to use with the eEdition. The prompts will include a different subject topic for each day of the week and can be used to enhance your core curriculum. Visit the page here.

September Lesson Resources…

We have a wide-range of themed lesson resources on our website. The focus for September includes; What’s Growin’ On?, Bulling Prevention Month, and All About Elections & Government. Get the resources here.

October is also…

National Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 23-31). The Red Ribbon Campaign is the largest drug prevention program in the nation; empowering people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Take the opportunity to educate your students on why it is so important to live a drug-free lifestyle and how to do it.  Find ways to participate with Red Ribbon ideas for educators, or get the fact sheet, info-graphic, coloring pages, pledge forms, and much  more from the Red Ribbon Campaign download page.


Halloween (Oct 31).  Halloween is a favorite holiday among many as it provides an opportunity to dress up in fun costumes, watch scary movies, and snack on yummy treats. Take the opportunity to go over Halloween safety tips with students who plan to trick-or-treat. Read up on the history of Halloween and explore origins, photos, videos, and a fun, informative graphic.

Upcoming Events

We are proud to partner with One Day University to bring you thought-provoking live talks.  Join us at one of our locations for a fascinating day with award-winning professors from around the country. And don’t worry, there are no tests, no grades and no homework, just the pure joy of lifelong learning. Current sessions:

Kansas City: Saturday, October 28
Topics: A Day of Genius – Einstein, Curie & Shakespeare
Teacher Special Price: $79 (regular price $159). Use Code: KCEDU.

Local Interest…

We are currently selling beautiful, heirloom-quality books. If you live in one of these markets, consider buying one for yourself, a family member or a friend. They make great gifts!

Fort Worth Memories, Volume II:  This book will feature historic photos of life in and around Fort Worth from the 1940s through the 1960s. Collections from partnering organizations and contributions from our readers will make this book a unique pictorial retrospective of our community.

Purchase now at  $15.00 dollars off. Special rate $29.95 + tax & shipping. Click here to find out more.


Wichita Memories, Volume I: This book will feature a glimpse of the Greater Wichita area from the early years to 1939 through stunning historic photos. We are thrilled to include photos from our readers, in addition to photos from the archives of Kansas Aviation Museum, Kenneth Spencer Research Library at University of Kansas, Midwest Historical & Genealogical Society, Wichita State University Libraries’ Department of Special Collections, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, and Wichita Public Library.

Purchase now at  $15.00 dollars off. Special rate $29.95 + tax & shipping. Click here to find out more.


Our Sponsors

Thank you to the local businesses, non-profit organizations, and subscribers who donate to support our NIE program. Together, we are helping over 300,000 K-12 students around the country to develop reading skills, grow as critical thinkers, and become engaged citizens in their local communities through no-cost access to the eEdition (digital newspaper) and other educational resources. Teachers, parents, students, and interested individuals can click here to view the complete list of sponsors.

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