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Newsela

Newsela

Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform.

Newsela is a platform that uses digital content to enhance reading skills and learning. In March 2019 it raised a $50 million Series C from Technology Crossover Ventures.



Newsela rewrites news articles, historical speeches, and scientific papers for students at different reading levels so the content is simpler to understand and easier to read. It partners with publications like National Geographic and the Washington Post and has built a software app to help students engage with the content.

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March 13, 2019

Series C

Newsela raised a $50 million Series C from Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV).

March 2019

Newsela raises a $50,000,000 series C round from TCV.

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Newsela was founded by Dan Cogan-Drew and Matthew Gross.

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Matthew Gross

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He wanted to help kids learn. Now, his startup serves 90% of schools

June 15, 2018

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May 9, 2019
WebWire
Nearpod, the comprehensive student engagement platform for K-12 teachers, today announces its 2019 spring release to empower educators with new content and timesaving tools, as well as drive greater student engagement. The latest release includes deeper integrations with Google Classroom and Clever, new content from Newsela, even more simulations from PhET Interactive Simulations, and enhanced productivity and organizational features for districts and teachers. Today's educators typica...
February 21, 2019
WebWire
Nearpod, the award-winning edtech company helping K-12 teachers and school districts create engaging classroom experiences, today announces its partnership Newsela to incorporate high-interest and engaging content into Nearpod's signature interactive learning experiences. Through this partnership, Newsela's multidisciplinary, standards-aligned texts are embedded into 100 ready-to-run Nearpod lessons that leverage Nearpod's signature features such as virtual reality and interactive assessm...

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