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. Newsela is a winner of the Gates Foundation Literacy Courseware Challenge. Almost 4,000 schools in 50 states and 52 countries have registered for Newsela since its June 2013 launch. We built Newsela for the 20mm U.S. students in grades 3-12 who will never be able to understand college-level textbooks, 90mm Americans reading at a basic or lower level, 1 billion English language learners globally, and anyone who has ever struggled to understand the content they want to read.
Company Growth (employees)
New York, US
Size (employees)
204 (est)
Newsela was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, US

Key People 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)
519 8th Ave

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Total Funding

$22.2 m

Latest funding size

$15 m

Time since last funding

almost 2 years


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

This education startup you've never heard of is in 75% of American classrooms

A reading revolution is brewing in American classrooms, and one company is quietly leading the charge. Newsela, a 3-year-old startup that promotes literacy in K-12 education, gives teachers curated news articles to share with their students. With the help of intelligent soft…

Newsela rolls out Library to help students read beyond the news

 When Newsela was created in 2012, the edtech startup aimed to help students master reading at their own pace, specifically with news articles adapted to different reading levels. The company’s app has racked up 800,000 teachers, and 7.7 million students as users and counting, according to Newsela C…

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