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Get Ready for NIE Week!

§ February 28th, 2013 § Filed under NIE News, Teacher resources § No Comments

Join the Boston Herald as we celebrate NIE Week from March 4th through 8th with these activity guides from the American Press Institute and Newseum.

New for 2013, Newspapers in Your LifeIn The Newsroom, and Media Literacy show how the newspaper can be used as an educational resource.

With You and Your Newspaper, students will examine the newspaper and the Bill of Rights. Designed for all grades and ages, students be able to create and identify news stories, editorials, and features.

Want to participate in NIE Week, but not sure how? Sign up for the Boston Herald online Smart Edition here to access the daily Boston Herald on your classroom computers or tablets!

Visit the new NIE Teacher Blog today!

§ February 27th, 2013 § Filed under NIE News, Teacher resources § No Comments

Visit the new NIE Teacher Blog to find useful tips and activities for your classroom. Subscribe to have the posts emailed straight to your inbox!

You can also access a wide range of instructional resources for every subject and grade level.

Check it out here!

Black History Month Activities

§ February 20th, 2013 § Filed under History, Teacher resources § No Comments

As Black History Month comes to an end, check out these EDSITEment! learning activities and an NIE teacher guide to celebrate African American innovators in sports, the arts, science and technology.


Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play on a major league baseball team and contributed to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s. Learn more about his life here.


Analyze the  famous poem “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks, an African American Pulitzer prize winning poet, here.

Explore the biographies of African American achievers in science and technology, such as General Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. of the Tuskegee Airmen and astronaut Mae C. Jemison, here.

NIE Teachers: No Delivery Monday 2/18 through Friday 2/22

§ February 19th, 2013 § Filed under NIE News § No Comments

Attention NIE Teachers! There will be no delivery this week for the February break. Delivery will resume on Monday, February 25. The online Smart Edition is still available.

Enjoy your vacation week!

NIE Teachers: No NIE delivery tomorrow due to snow

§ February 7th, 2013 § Filed under NIE News § No Comments

Attention NIE teachers! Due to tomorrow's forecast of inclement weather and the cancellation of Boston Public schools, there will be no delivery of print copies of the Boston Herald for Friday, 2/7/13.

The online Boston Herald Smart Edition will still be available.

If you don't have the online Smart Edition please visit  now to order Smart Edition copies and find activities and tutorials.

Please call 617-619-6220 with any questions! Enjoy your snow day, and stay safe!

Students with big ideas get real-world experience

§ February 6th, 2013 § Filed under Current Events, High School § No Comments

A local program has been helping high school students develop their entrepreneurial skills. Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is an educational program that teaches students how to think like entrepreneurs and act like business owners.

Recent graduates of the program have gone on to open storefront and online businesses and work in real estate investment, management, and youth mentor programs.

NFTE aims to combat youth unemployment and encourage students to take control of their futures.

Read yesterday's Boston Herald article and learn more about NFTE and its success stories here.