Newsela teams up with the Washington Post
- Ed Tech company Newsela announced a new partnership with the Washington Post on Tuesday.
- Through the relationship, the duo will work together to adapt WaPo articles and make them digestible for students in grades 2-12 who are below, at, or above reading level.
- The announcement is being tied to the fact that more classrooms, especially with the Common Core State Standards, are being asked to bring non-fiction texts into curriculum.
The Washington Post-Newsela announcement comes on the heels of news that Curriculet has partnered with USA Today to provide classrooms with non-fiction articles, as well as check-for-understanding quizzes.
Additionally, the New York Times recently announced that it was working with CIG Education Group to create classroom-usable curriculum with NYT EDUcation.
Clearly newspaper-ed tech partnerships are a win-win for all. Newspapers get some revenue injection from typically cash-flushed ed tech organizations, and students benefit from well-reported and interesting non-fiction texts being infused in their classrooms.