NIE Newsletter: January 2020

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2020! We hope you had a wonderful winter break and are ready to take on the new year with all the fun and excitement 2020 has to offer.

News & Announcements

Teacher Survey

We want your feedback! Don’t forget to check your email for our NIE program survey. Anser a few questions, provide your email address and you’ll be entered to win a win a $100 gift card! Survey closes January 31,2020. Thank you in advance.


Weekly Lesson Prompts

New weekly lesson prompts are available each Monday throughout the school year, with the exception of the winter and spring holidays. Enhance your core curriculum using the eEdition. Visit the page here.


January Lesson Resources…

Fake News

Help your students decipher between fake news and real news with our special 4-week lesson series. This curriculum is designed to help you teach your students about media literacy.



National Mentoring Month. Mentors encourage students to reach their goals based on developing a vision for the future, as well as being a positive role model and source of inspiration for teens. View the Mentoring Course Student Supplement from The National Mentoring Partnership to teach students all about mentoring, how to find a mentor, develop a great relationship, ask good questions and open up with good dialogue, find activities to do with their mentor, and much more.

January special days include…


Kid Inventors’ Day – January 17

Celebrate the creative minds of kids! Read about it.  Write about it.  Host an Invention Convention.  Start a Young Inventors’ Club. Enter a contest.  Keep an invention journal.  Or, better yet:  design your own invention! Get the resources from


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 20

Honor the life and teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. by celebrating the 25th #MLKDay of Service. Find resources and lesson plans at and Youth Services America.



National Puzzle Day – January 29

Take a break from your normal classroom activities and have your students exercise their brains by doing a puzzle. Find some fun and educational lesson resources, plans and puzzles from Education World and Scholastic. And find out about the history of National Puzzle Day here.

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.  Click here to view the complete list of business sponsors.

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