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Accelerate learning for California students

A relevant and engaging instructional content platform designed to complement your ELA, social studies, and science curriculum.

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California educators can try Newsela Social Studies + California Collections free for 30 Days

High quality social studies content for California students

Take the pain out of finding, differentiating, and matching content to social studies standards with engaging and vetted texts, sourced from world-class content providers.

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Newsela knows California

Provide meaningful opportunities, in class & at home, with authentic texts for all subjects.

  1. Empower teachers and support students to move seamlessly between in-person instruction, distance learning, & independent study.

  2. Drive inquiry with flexible resources aligned to CCSS, NGSS & the HSS Framework. See complete list of California ELA, social studies and science standards we align to

  3. Ensure all students see themselves reflected in culturally relevant materials

  4. Teach 4th grade California state history and 5th grade U.S. history with specially created HSS-aligned collections

  5. Help teachers differentiate instruction for English Language Learners with engaging content at 5 reading levels

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How Newsela can support English Learners in California

Read aloud mode for fluency & pronunciation

Students can select the Read Aloud icon and follow along with highlighted text online or with the app, providing students with additional scaffolds to help them access the materials.

Feel the love from California educators

" Newsela provides up-to-date articles that raise questions. The fact that Newsela includes quizzes and Write Prompts with built-in questions, makes it a stronger tool for us."

Hyun Choi
Sixth Grade Teacher
Arcadia USD

"The way the [SEL] Collection is laid out for us, organized by SEL concepts, is what got us excited. The fact that it has content we can use at different grade levels is huge."

Christy Davila
Lead Teacher at Regnart Elementary School
Cupertino, CA

Meet our trusted California partners

We partner with educators and leaders from around the state to meet your content, PD, and assessment needs.

Resources for California educators

Resources to help California educators get the most from Newsela’s content solutions.

Success Story

Oak Park Unified School District

District elevated their new homegrown ELA curriculum with classroom-ready content.
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Success Story

Culturally Relevant Reads for Every Learner

How Newsela’s flexible content supports English Language Learners.
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Content solutions across the curriculum

Meet the needs of your diverse learner populations with authentic, digital-first content.