Beta release gives teachers free access to leveled, nonfiction texts

NEW YORK, June 18, 2013 – Newsela launched on Monday to provide teachers with an intuitive and engaging way to help their students gain the reading and critical thinking skills they will need to be successful in college and real life.

U.S. literacy is in crisis. Research shows the reading required in college and the workplace has grown more demanding in its complexity. But the complexity bar for grade-school reading has dropped. Kids are simply not being prepared for college-level work–and not just in English classes, but in any class that requires...

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