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New social studies content, made just for New Jersey

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

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Explore New Jersey content Supporting equitable learning & differentiation
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Newsela knows New Jersey

Navigate your district’s ever-changing needs with engaging content for every learner and subject.

  1. Adhere to New Jersey’s S1569 legislation by including LGBTQIA+ voices in social studies. Learn more about The New Jersey LGBTQIA+ and People With Disabilities Studies Collection.

  2. Give teachers flexible digital content they need to teach the NJSLS. See complete list of New Jersey ELA, social studies and science standards we align to.

  3. Provide one trusted content resource that supports New Jersey’s Four Principles of Learning Acceleration covering academic needs and SEL initiatives. Learn more here.

  4. Support New Jersey State Curriculum Mandates, including Amistad, Climate Change and more. Learn more here.

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Instructional supports to expand students' learning experience and engagement

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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 New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) and statewide curriculum mandates. Use Newsela to teach the standards and priorities of your school, district and the state of New Jersey. We support leading frameworks, and commonly used curricula to ensure instruction is both engaging and driving learning.

  • Aligns to NJSLS for English Language Arts

  • Aligns to NJSLS for English Language Arts reflecting the skills and knowledge students need to succeed in college, career, and life.

  • Aligns to NJSLS for Social Studies and Science

  • Supports state curriculum mandates with content that brings the mandates to life

Keep New Jersey students learning, wherever they are

Introducing The New Jersey LGBTQIA+ and People With Disabilities Studies Collection

Educators in New Jersey are required to represent the contributions of LGTBQIA+ people and those with disabilities in secondary social studies instruction. Find instructional materials with non-dominant narratives that offer inquiry-based learning opportunies

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Feel the love from New Jersey educators

Meet our trusted New Jersey partners

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

Resources for New Jersey educators

Events & resources to help New Jersey educators get the most from Newsela’s content solutions.

Support New Jersey State Curriculum Mandates with Newsela

See examples of Newsela content that support NJ mandates.
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Partnership with 6 New Jersey Districts

Content on LGBTQIA+/People with Disabilities

Help students be critical historians by unlocking untold narratives.
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Four Principles of Learning Acceleration

What educators need to know and how leaders can support them.
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Content solutions across the curriculum

Authentic, standards-aligned content that supports the standards and mandates that matter to New Jersey schools.