Missourian in Education

The Missourian News Quiz kicks off its fifth year this week with the first quiz based on news in the Oct. 13-14 issue. A project of the Missourian In Education program, the weekly News Quiz connects local students with their community while teaching them important reading skills like compreh…

One of the things children’s author/illustrator Loren Long is making sure to pack for his visit to Franklin County later this month is his ukulele. It will be integral to his presentations here promoting his newest title, “There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake.”

As hard as it may be for today’s young people to comprehend, there was a time not too long ago — less than 50 years — that people actually believed women were not capable of running long distances, that it could harm their ability to bear children, among other things.

Book Buzz News

There’s a snap in the air, in addition to Newsbee’s buzz. Fall brings a plethora of wonderful books, and student reviews that Newsbee is always happy to find in his mailbox at the hive. Fall also ushers in shorter days, making for extra time at night to dig into Book Buzz Picks. Page On, goo…

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Newsbee doesn’t mind it when the bitty bees at the hive ask questions about this and that — how do hummingbirds hum, and what seeds travel the farthest in the wind? They’re just trying to figure things out, and have “Inquisitive Minds,” like the characters in his October Picks, who forge ahe…


This month, Newsbee hurtles round the bases with “Sports Books That Score.” There’s something for every taste in this spectacular trio of stories about athletes on and off the field who participate for the love of the game and the competition, establishing names for themselves, acing serves …

August signals the start of school, ushering in big changes for Buzzers and Buzzettes — and moms and dads too — sending first timers to kindergarten and packing older kids off to middle school. Newsbee knows “Nothing Stays the Same,” a lesson for bees and human bee-ings alike. We might not w…

Baby Buzz

Old ditties, songs and rhymes connect generations and are a treasure trove to share with little ones. A well-known tune gets new life in “There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake,” by author/illustrator Loren Long. The picture book is the newest Baby Buzz Pick.

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The Missourian In Education News Quiz is published on Monday during the school year. Students should submit answers by 5 p.m. on Friday.

Teachers! Register here to participate in the Missourian In Education program and receive a classroom subscription to the weekend Missourian, delivered to your school on Mondays.

Contact Us

Contact Dawn Kitchell, Educational Services Director, at kitchelld@emissourian.com for information about the Missourian In Education and Record In Education youth readership programs.

Contact Nancy Sebastian, Missourian In Education Sponsorship Coordinator,  at sebastiann@emissourian.com about sponsoring the Missourian In Education program.

MIE Thank You Letters

View Thank You letters from students and Teacher Testimonials from educators who participate in the Missourian In Education program.

Curriculum Resources

This 33-card set provides elementary and secondary Newspaper In Education activities in math, reading, science and social studies. Print, trim, hole punch and secure with a ring to make a set of task cards to use in the classroom or at home.

Our membership to the Newspaper In Education Institute provides local educators access to more than 300 instructional resources, including teacher guides, student supplements, character education materials, numerous subject-specific resources, video & audio teacher training modules, and …

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