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GO GREEN! Sixth-grade teachers are encouraged to use these Newspaper in Education activities (PDF) generously provided by the Tampa Bay Times’ NIE Program. The standards-based lessons were developed to accompany the "Go Green" curricular supplements which are being provided to schools for every 6th-grader. The creation and distribution of the "Go Green" supplement, which is designed to educate and inspire students about waste, recycling & the environment, is made possible through Publix Supermarkets throughout the State of Florida and parts of five other states.

The Mini Page: Save the Children

When storms, earthquakes, disease or wars hit, kids often need extra help. Disasters can take away children’s chances to go to school. This means kids lose their safe places.

Save the Children is a group that helps children in trouble throughout the world. One of its main goals is to be sure kids can go to school, no matter what happens.

The Mini Page talked with the education director of Save the Children to learn more about the important work this group is doing.

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Be sure to look for the Mini Page every Tuesday in The Daytona Beach News-Journal!

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The highly-competitive, annual Medallion of Excellence Awards program, sponsored by The News-Journal, recognizes outstanding achievements by high school seniors in Volusia and Flagler County (in high schools with more than 25 students in the 2014 graduating class). Medallion of Excellence award winners are well-rounded students who not only maintain academic scholarship but who also excel in extracurricular and community activities in areas including -- but not limited to -- the arts, sports, volunteerism and leadership. Click here for Key Dates regarding the Medallion of Excellence Awards.

Click here for photos and bios of the 2014 winners!

Welcome to the World of Sea Turtles!

Twenty-five classrooms in Volusia and Flagler schools are currently participating in a project to learn more about sea turtles. In partnership with the Sea Turtle Conservancy, The News-Journal is covering the cost for the (virtual) adoption of sea turtles that have been tagged with satellite transmitters. Teachers from Kindergarten through 12th grade are developing creative ways to use the sea turtles in their curriculum. Click here for more information, more photos and some useful links.

Free Common Core Lessons Incorporating Newspapers

20 Common Core lesson plans that teach and engage, no matter which story a student reads
Credit: TweenTribune

Use Online Newspapers to Meet Common Core Standards
Credit: Scott Nailor

The Times and the Common Core Standards: Reading Strategies for 'Informational Text'
Credit: The News York Times Learning Network


Claire Metz, Wednesday, September 7, 2005. (Photo: News-Journal/WESH)

The kidnapping of journalist Daniel Pearl, a foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, brought attention to the dangers many reporters face while covering conflicts around the world. In early 2002, Mr. Pearl was abducted by terrorists while on assignment in Pakistan and was subsequently killed.

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Newspaper in Education Teacher Instructional Resources Page

Find more than 300 instructional resources at The News-Journal’s unique curriculum web page provided by the NIE Institute. If you are a teacher in Volusia or Flagler (FL) counties, please contact Kris Sternberg for login and password information.