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Howard Payne University awarded degrees to 120 graduates during its spring 2019 commencement ceremony at the close of the semester. 

The Lonestar Degree is the highest degree of membership the State FFA Association can award. 

The McDade High School NASA Satellite Team was invited by NASA to attend the launch of their recently built satellite this week, shortly after the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk during the Apollo 11 mission. 


What is NIE?

Newspapers In Education (NIE) is an exciting interactive program that engages students in learning by providing teachers access to the Elgin Courier print and E-edition for use in their classroom. The NIE program is designed to make reading newspapers a fun and beneficial learning experience.

Our program is dedicated to promoting literacy in our communities. Our goal is to educate, inform and inspire students by providing classroom teachers unique, timely and creative online resources to engage students and encourage lifelong learning. NIE provides resources for teachers, students and parents in all subject areas for grades 2-8. The eEdition (digital newspaper) subscriptions and educational resources are provided at no cost to schools and learning facilities, thanks to generous donations made by community members, businesses and our subscribers.

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Student newspapers have long played an important part in the campus experience and the educational development of young journalists, aspiring writers, and students everywhere who are just plugging into their

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Download the February 2020 Teacher Scoop!

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Download the January 2020 Teacher Scoop! Teaching reading is simply lots of fun with Kid Scoop. And the Kid Scoop Teacher Guide shows you how to use the weekly activity newspaper page to the utmost.

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We’ve all read a newspaper. In fact, we are reading one right now. Some people may choose to read it cover to cover, others read what interests them most and

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Download the August 21 Kid Scoop PDF! Kid Scoop believes kids want to learn and that learning is fun! Our educational activity pages teach and entertain. Our learning resources are used by both families and schools. Teachers use the page in schools to promote standards-based learning. Parents use the Kid Scoop materials to foster academic success, a joy of learning and family discussions.

Aug 14, 2019 - 05:25

Download the September 2019 Teacher Scoop PDF! Teaching reading is simply lots of fun with Kid Scoop. And the Kid Scoop Teacher Guide shows you how to use the weekly activity newspaper page to the utmost.

    Jul 3, 2019 - 13:35

    Kid Scoop provides teachers with a highly motivating standards-based teaching tool to give students a boost in their reading skills. Research shows that when children become good readers in their early years, they are more likely to remain better learners throughout their school years.

    Jul 3, 2019 - 13:34

    Download the August 14 Kid Scoop PDF! Kid Scoop believes kids want to learn and that learning is fun! Our educational activity pages teach and entertain. Our learning resources are used by both families and schools. Teachers use the page in schools to promote standards-based learning. Parents use the Kid Scoop materials to foster academic success, a joy of learning and family discussions.

    Jul 3, 2019 - 13:34

    How to make Paper Mache out of newspapers as well as different things you can make out of paper mache (I’ll find a PDF of make one myself by next week)