Newsela provides daily news articles from top national and regional newspapers, all written at five reading levels. Initially targeting grade 3-12 classrooms, Newsela automatically gives each reader the level of an article that's just right for his or her reading ability, while empowering them change levels with a single click. Embedded quizzes track students' reading process and mastery of Common Core standards. Customized analytics sent to teachers and students provide actionable insights designed to improve reading ability. Almost 4,000 schools in 50 states and 52 countries have registered for Newsela. 
New York, US
Size (employees)
233 (est)+5%
Newsela was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, US
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Key People/Management at Newsela

Matthew Gross

Matthew Gross

Founder & CEO
Dan Cogan-Drew

Dan Cogan-Drew

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer
Jennifer Coogan

Jennifer Coogan

Chief Content Officer
Dan Winston

Dan Winston

Chief Sales, Marketing & Community Officer

Newsela Office Locations

Newsela has offices in New York, Mountain View and Chicago
New York, US (HQ)
475 10th Avenue
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Newsela Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$22.2 m

Latest funding size

$15 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago


Newsela's latest funding round in October 2015 was reported to be $15 m. In total, Newsela has raised $22.2 m
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Newsela News and Updates

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Owl Ventures has closed its second fund at $185 million. The fund will invest in educational technology startups.
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