The Times-News Newspaper in Education program provides print and electronic replica editions (e-editions) of the newspaper at a reduced rate for use in Alamance County (N.C.) area classrooms. Teachers from elementary to high school use the newspaper as a tool for increasing test scores, improving reading comprehension skills, and helping students experience history as it happens.
Clocks Change the World
The Smithsonian Institution’s Air and Space Museum and National Museum of American History have collaborated on a new permanent exhibit about time and navigation. The Mini Page talks with experts at the Smithsonian to find out how time has been used to navigate the globe and outer space through the centuries.
The Mini Page celebrates Mother’s Day with an issue about our country’s first “first mother,” Martha Washington. The busy wife of President George Washington filled many roles, including mother and grandmother.
Some U.S. veterans have never had the opportunity to visit war memorials in Washington, D.C. — until recently. A group called the Honor Flight Network salutes American veterans of World War II with a visit to the World War II Memorial and others in Washington, D.C. To celebrate Armed Forces Day (May 18), The Mini Page finds out more about the program and talks to veterans who have participated.
Meet the U.S. Navy
In honor of Memorial Day, The Mini Page profiles the U.S. Navy. We find out about the Navy’s history and what sailors do to serve our country.
Grab a Book!
It’s time for summer reading! The Mini Page helps students put together their summer reading lists with recommendations that will satisfy many different interests.
Gravity Keeps You Grounded
In another of our series about science concepts, The Mini Page examines the force that keeps us on the surface of the Earth. What is gravity anyway? We talk with an expert from the National Science Foundation to learn more about this fundamental force.
The Mini Page celebrates Father’s Day with some clever ideas about making the day special for dads, including a letter kids can personalize and share with their father or other important man.
Summer Sun Safety
Those strong rays from the sun are already beating down on most of us. The Mini Page helps kids understand the importance of protecting their skin and eyes and how best to do that when summer’s sun is most intense.