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School standards today emphasize the importance of nonfiction content, thanks to research that shows an important interplay between building subject matter knowledge and developing literacy skills. But until Newsela, teachers had few resources for finding nonfiction materials appropriate for their students—a need that founder Matthew Gross, who started his career with Teach for America, well understood. Today his team sifts through news articles and stocks a growing library with resources like famous letters and speeches, using technology to adapt those materials for varied reading levels. The growing company serves 1 million educators.

2017: Education
users: 1 million teachers and millions of students
headquarters: New York City
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