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Programs and Projects for Educators

For more than 25 years, The News-Journal´s Newspaper In Education (NIE) program has invested in education in Volusia and Flagler counties by helping students master basic skills while discovering their world.

The following samples of projects and programs provided as an education service by The News-Journal:

Adriana Arreola , 16 and in 10th grade, helps with an art project made of newspapers Friday, April 22, 2005, as part of an earth day celebration at T. Dewitt Taylor Middle High School in Pierson. Polly Steeves, the art teacher, says that the project shows how you can turn trash such as newspapers into a piece of art. (Photo: N-J/Chad Pilster)

Community Involvement
The NIE staff serves on the boards of community groups such as: chambers of commerce, reading council, literacy council, etc.

Florida Quest
Laptop Lauren and the Trackers are the main characters in the Florida Quest, a 4-week, multi-media project involving thousands of students in Volusia and Flagler counties. It is sponsored by WDSC-TV, The News-Journal, and the schools. The students sharpen their reading, writing, and research skills by exploring local sites of historical and cultural importance.

The Mini Page
Each Monday publishes Betty Debnam´s syndicated feature, The Mini Page — a full page of activities and information revolving around a theme of interest to students. Parents, teachers and students use The Mini Page as an integral part of student learning activities.

Passport to the World
Each week social studies classes are provided with a four-level quiz about recent news events in the following categories: World, United States, Florida, Space/Science, Sports, and Miscellaneous. These questions are used as the basis of competition questions at the Social Studies Fair. This site is password protected. For information contact

Presentations and Displays
Staff members make numerous presentations at local, state and national conferences and hold training sessions at local schools and universities for teachers, students, parents, and interested community members.

The program offers more than 100 tabs and study guides in almost every subject area and grade level from kindergarten through adult learners.

Read and Recycle
Great ideas for re-using the newspaper!