Newsela for Chicago Public Schools
Newsela for Chicago Public Schools

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Newsela knows CPS

Navigate your students' diverse needs with engaging content for every learner

  1. Enrich Skyline curriculum by providing opportunities for students to make authentic connections through relevant content

  2. Engage students with leveled content from one trusted resource that supports your academic and SEL initiatives

  3. Adhere to Illinois curriculum mandates with engaging content for LGBTQ+ instruction, Black History, and more

  4. Make content accessible to all students with a fully WCAG compliant experience (World Wide Web Compliance Accessibility Guidelines) - adhering to the new Illinois law (Public Act 102-0238)

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Curations, Lessons, and Customizations
Create custom activities, search for content by standard, curate Text Sets, and
control the reading levels students experience.

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Quizzes, Writing Prompts, and Assignments
Create and share customizable assignments and give students access to reading comprehension quizzes, customizable writing prompts, and annotations.

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Aligned to Illinois State and Local Standards. Use Newsela to teach the standards and priorities of your school, district and the state of Illinois. We support leading frameworks, and commonly used curricula to ensure instruction is both engaging and driving learning.

  • Content aligns to Illinois Priority Learning Standards for English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies

  • SEL content and supports align to Illinois Priority Learning Standards for Social and Emotional Learning¬†

  • Curriculum Complements across subjects align to the scope and sequence of popular curricular materials¬†

Resources for CPS educators

Resources that are more than just news to help Chicago Public School educators get the most from Newsela's content solutions.


Newsela Social Studies: Free vs. Premium Access

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4 Ways to Weave Relevance into Social Studies

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The best lessons in CPS start with the best content.

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