Our content philosophy

You don’t have to choose between engaging content and delivering standards-aligned instruction. Every teacher should have accessible, standards-aligned content that excites at their fingertips so they can focus on what matters - inspiring a love of learning for life.

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Here’s what you can expect from content on Newsela



When students aren’t engaged, learning doesn’t happen.

Content manufactured for the classroom isn’t cutting it. Newsela content comes from the real world, about people and topics students relate to. We start with the world's best sources and carefully select only the content that is most representative, most engaging, and best for Culturally Responsive Teaching. Because when students read about things they’re excited about, they learn to love learning for life.



All students deserve the same chance to be inspired by learning.

Newsela content is provided at 5 reading levels, so the differentiation is built-in. In addition, Newsela is WCAG AA certified, so teachers get everything they need to personalize lessons to each student’s need and skill level, while driving classroom discussions without leaving anyone out of the conversation. And they can further scaffold texts with annotations and instructions.



We shouldn’t settle for content that doesn’t change in a changing world.

Newsela content never gets old. We publish new content every day across 20+ genres. Relevant and timely materials are always available. So your curriculum won’t get stale overnight, and you can easily respond to changing instructional needs.



It’s not enough for content to be engaging, differentiated, and fresh.

If it’s not aligned to standards, learning goals aren’t being met. Newsela content is always aligned to state standards, leading frameworks, and commonly used curricula to ensure instruction is both engaging and driving learning. Alignments include:

Newsela Science

  • State standards for every state

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Newsela ELA

  • State standards for every state

  • Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Newsela Social Studies

  • State standards for every state

  • C3 Framework



Implementing curricular materials across the school or district with fidelity is a shared responsibility.

All Newsela content is connected to activities and reporting that hold teachers accountable for implementation, students accountable for their work, and administrators accountable for ensuring only safe, vetted materials are getting into classrooms.