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No Account Changes Until June 7

§ May 17th, 2011 § Filed under NIE News § No Comments

Attention NIE Teachers— NIE contact person Julie Burridge will be out of the office until June 7, 2011. During her absence we will not be processing new orders or making changes to existing accounts.

If you are experiencing a problem with your newspaper delivery, please contact Carol Anne Conroy at 617-619-6555 or via email at

Please note that all print newspaper delivery will be canceled for Memorial Day.

Nominate a Literacy Champion Today

§ May 9th, 2011 § Filed under Teacher resources § Tagged , , , § No Comments

Each year the Massachusetts Literacy Champions Awards Program recognizes and rewards individuals whose efforts in literacy education make our communities great places to live and learn.

The award program enables literacy practitioners in the commonwealth to share their most promising practices with their peers. Up to ten Literacy Champions are honored annually.

Award Winners Receive
- A $2500 grant for program development
- A $1000 grant for professional development
- Statewide recognition as a Massachusetts Literacy Champion
- An opportunity to collaborate as a group and share ideas

Applications are being accepted through June 1, 2011. For more information and to submit an application, visit

The Massachusetts Literacy Foundation, in partnership with Verizon's Check Into Literacy Program is proud to support these awards.

Discussing bin Laden’s Death with Students

§ May 2nd, 2011 § Filed under Current Events, English Language Arts, High School, History, Media criticism, Middle School § No Comments

The death of Osama bin Laden late yesterday marks an important day in our history. Even if your students are too young to remember where they were on the morning of September 11, 2001, they’ll surely have questions about bin Laden’s death and how it will affect our future. Today’s Boston Herald can help you facilitate those discussions with your students.

Today’s Herald contains articles on many different aspects of bin Laden’s death, including:

Over the next few days you'll find even more articles that you may want to share with your classes.

Please review all articles prior to sharing with students as the Boston Herald is written for all audiences.