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For 52 years, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch “A” Student program has rewarded students for academic excellence. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspapers In Education program and the St. Louis Cardinals are pleased to invite your school to join other area 9th through 12th grade students who are recognized for earning an A- average or better.

Please submit the names of all qualifying students from your school before the March 1, 2016 deadline. The “A” Student submission website is

"A" Student

Black History in America - We will travel back in time to learn about Black History, taking a look inside each time period that we visit.

Using Primary Source - We offer a set of lessons from the Library of Congress that use Primary Source to teach about Black History.

CLICK HERE to access the lessons.

Black History Month 2016

The 2016 Reading Across Missouri project kicks off in January with "Night at the Capitol," a 13 chapter story, accompanied by a Teacher's Guide. A new chapter will be posted each Wednesday starting January 6 and continuing through March 30. A little magic is sprinkled on Missouri history to make it come alive for young readers. It's a story that readers of all ages will enjoy.

Night at the Capitol

What better way to get your students interested in geography, than with the help of the St. Louis Blues!  This program will include weekly features and activities with different geography topics and Blues players, including: 

Alex Pietrangelo 
Kevin Shattenkirk 
Alexander Steen 
Jori Lehtera 
Vladimir Tarasenko

Don't miss this great, FREE opportunity, coming January 2016!
Sign up for the FREE ePost today and receive:

Blues Our Town Our Team

Do you need new, creative ways to teach and get your students involved? Download our monthly NIE calendars for ideas on how to use the Post-Dispatch each day of the week.

There is something for everyone:

Mondays- General Newspaper Skills
Tuesdays - Social Studies
Wednesdays - Language Arts
Thursdays - Math
Fridays - Science

CLICK HERE to access the January and February calendars.


Coming in March!

March is Women's History Month, making it the perfect time for students to confront gender stereotypes and societal norms. Students will read a variety of books and then identify character traits displayed by both strong female and male protagonists. They will explore the idea of how genders are presented and the powerful use of words.

For Grades 5 though 8

Women's History Month

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With your FREE ePost order, your students will have yearlong access to all NIE activities and features that are printed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. What is the best part of the FREE ePost? Access goes home with your students. The ePost is accessible from anywhere, at anytime, from any device!  

February's prize: A Gift Card!

Order the FREE ePost now to be eligible to win great prizes!

Each month we will be giving away a GRAND prize to an educator who is signed up for the ePost. Watch for a monthly update and what you could win!

Already signed up for the ePost? You are already entered to WIN!


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