Newsela Student supercharges learning in every subject.

It starts with engaging articles on any topic you can think of—each available at 5 reading levels. Articles come with activities to help students take a deeper dive into the content.

As students read and take quizzes, the Newsela app adjusts the reading level to keep articles challenging and engaging. Plus, students can keep track of their improvement over time automatically.

Here’s what students can do with the Newsela app:
- Browse and search our entire library of leveled articles
- Easily organize and view assignments
- Adjust the reading level with a simple two-finger swipe
- Annotate, take quizzes, and submit Write responses both online and offline
- Track and view progress in real time
- Get informed of breaking stories and new assignments with notifications
- Encounter and practice vocabulary words with Power Words (for students with access)

Note for Teachers and Parents:
v2.0.0 no longer works with Teacher and Parent accounts. To view the app, you must sign in with a Student account. Teacher and Parent functionality can be accessed with a web browser like Safari.

Today, more than 10 million learners are using Newsela to become better readers and learners.

If you love Newsela, share the app and write a review!

About Newsela
Our mission is to unlock the written word for everyone. Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that brings together engaging, accessible content with integrated assessments and insights. The result is more engaged readers—and engaged readers are better learners.

What's New

Version 2.0.0

The Newsela app is now Newsela Student, with a new experience optimized for students. Teachers and parents are encouraged to use the browser version of Newsela by visiting the site in Safari or Chrome.

• Added Assignments tab, where students can easily access all assignments.
• Revamped the Binder to track and view progress in real time.
• Bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

8K Ratings

8K Ratings

An amazing source of reading for students

Rawaz S.

I’m quite convinced with having this app on my mobile! The most distinctive feature that distinguishes this app from the other apps related to the same field is that readers can adjust the articles with their language levels and understand the contents better, also, improve their reading skill with a higher level! Taking quizzes is also another helpful feature that allow you to assess your comprehensive skill. Keep going guys with progressing this app through this technological age. I appreciate your wonderful work.

Great App, Small Problems

Jeff Bewinski

I love this app. It’s a great app for kids to use to read the news. You can take quizzes and answer written questions. I only have one problem, every once in a while I will open the app and it says “Oops, We hit a snag! Please sign in again!” then the app freezes. I exit the app and go back in. I click sign in and then click Google. I sign in with my account and it starts to load. Then it glitches out and goes back to the sign in and sign up page. I have to re download the app and sign in. Otherwise, it’s a great app! 😀

really good


I have been using Newsela for school for 2 years and it is a great way for teachers to let their students read news articles without bias in the articles and it’s just the straight information about that topic. Also, the article can quiz you at the end of your reading to give you a little challenge to make sure you were paying attention. You can choose the level of the article and the quiz to make it more or less challenging.


Newsela, Inc.
44 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Newsela


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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