About Newsela

Newsela is an education technology startup dedicated to transforming the way learners access the world through words. The founding team members combine powerful technological know-how with real-world experience earned in the classroom, the newsroom, and the boardroom.

Launched in June 2013, Newsela publishes high-interest news articles daily at five levels of complexity for grades 3-12 using Newsela’s proprietary, rapid text-leveling process. Common Core–aligned quizzes attached to articles give educators and parents insight into their students’ reading strengths and weaknesses. Newsela develops nonfiction fluency and critical-thinking skills necessary to master the Common Core standards for informational text.

Newsela has been selected for the inaugural cohort of the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, powered by TechStars. We are also the recipient of an award from the Literacy Courseware Challenge competition, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Contact us at readbabyread@newsela.com.

The Team