Newsela for Virginia
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Accelerate learning for Virginia students

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

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Resources for Virginia educators

Newsela knows Virginia

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

  1. Accommodate the disciplinary literacy and SEL needs of all students equitably to address unfinished learning

  2. Grounded instruction in inquiry and analysis aligned to New History and Social Study SOLs

  3. Shed light on unheard perspectives and provide a comprehensive look at Virginia’s complex history

  4. Increase the cultural proficiency of Virginia’s educator workforce
    through culturally relevant teaching pedagogy

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Inquiry-Based Instruction



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Non-Fiction Reading Skills


Finding the Main Idea

U.S. History

SEL Connections


Addressing the Needs of All Students

African-American Studies


Unheard and Diverse Perspectives

World History

Instructional Support for Culturally Competent Pedagogy


Stories of Black Triumph & Joy

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

  • English Standards of Learning (SOL)

  • History and Social Science Standards of Learning (SOL)

  • Science Standards of Learning (SOL)

Meet our trusted Virginia partners

Feel the love from fellow Virginians

“Newsela’s resources bring strength to the work of teachers to plan and implement quality learning experiences for students, integrating core content skills and even social emotional learning across the curricula.”

Dr. Pam Moran, Executive Director, VaSCL
Gordonsville, VA

“Newsela helps teachers when it comes to the question, ‘Where do I start?’ In all the content areas you can look up and curate collections relevant to what you’re learning.”

Dr. Michelle Picard, Supervisor of Secondary English and Reading
Loudoun County, VA

Resources for Virginia educators

Learn more about how to leverage Newsela’s content solutions.

Alignment Overview

Revamp African American History instruction

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Success Story

Loudoun County empowers teachers with professional learning

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Content curations that promote inquiry

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Content solutions across the curriculum

Authentic, standards-aligned content that supports what matters most to Virginia schools.

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