NIE Training Aug. 29 in Columbia

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Missouri Press will host a training session for newspaper staff members tasked with reaching out to young readers and educators in your community through Newspaper In Education.

The training will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, at the MPA office in Columbia. There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided.

In addition to basic information on getting started, the workshop will address the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), also called the Missouri Learning Standards, being adopted by Missouri school districts. These guidelines create common end goals to ensure students who graduate from high school are prepared and able to succeed as they enter college or workforce training programs.

The newspaper is an important tool in the CCSS because the skills require building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction and informational texts and reading and writing grounded in evidence from text.

Missouri Press has produced a new teacher guide with newspaper activities that teach the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language Arts, including reading, writing, speaking/listening and language. This training will offer an in-depth look at this resource and how newspapers are vital to the CCSS.

For more information or to register a staff member to attend, contact Dawn Kitchell at or (636) 932-4301.

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