Introduction to articles and assessments

Where do articles come from?

Newsela's articles come from the McClatchy-Tribune news wire service, a consortium of 30 daily newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and the Orlando Sentinel, as well as the Associated Press.

The editorial team chooses articles that are timely (often breaking news), worldly (we balance domestic U.S. stories with international coverage), and substantial (you won’t find Justin Bieber and his pet monkey in Newsela). The team at Newsela is deliberate in choosing articles across a range of Common Core standards.

Our writers are journalists who have written for major news publications. They take the articles selected by the editorial team and rewrite them for different grade levels.

Newsela publishes three articles each weekday.

Where do assessments come from?

Newsela assessments are uniquely developed for Newsela articles by one of the leading providers of custom item writing services for global K-12 education.

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