Unlock the written word for everyone!

Newsela is an instructional content platform that makes publisher content more accessible and thus more engaging for readers in elementary, middle, and high school. With over 20 million users (18 million students and 2 million teachers), their content is used in 75% of US schools. 

Newsela provides online differentiated articles on current events and news in math, science, ELA and social studies. Teachers are able to use built in questions to evaluate comprehension while students can utilize the quizzes, annotations and writing prompts to increase engagement. Newsela PRO provides high engagement by providing students with high-interest content and choice that is at the appropriate reading level.  Newsela PRO will automatically adjust the reading level for learners as they answer questions about the content. Teachers are able to personalize their instruction to meet learner’s needs by utilizing Newsela PRO.

The result is more engaged readers—and engaged readers are better learners.

  • Consortium Pricing and Tiered Discounting

Newsela is pleased to work with TIE in developing a state-based consortium pricing arrangement to benefit TIE member schools and districts in South Dakota. This arrangement is intended to make Newsela PRO attractive and affordable for the smaller districts and schools under the TIE-Newsela arrangement, especially as more schools participate.

There is an initial 5% discount for member schools with possibility of greater discounts as more schools join on. This is determined by the number of schools within TIE that purchase Newsela, and the tiers for the discounts are laid out below:


South Dakota State Consortium

Current PRO Schools: 20District Discounts
Tier# PRO Schools% Discount<1010-2930+
7301-409 26.00%40%40%40%
  • Professional Development Enablement for TIE Trainers

Newsela and TIE are collaborating to enable the TIE PD staff with Newsela Certification, along with additional training so that they can be an extension of the Newsela community team. This will enable the schools of South Dakota with even more options for Newsela training and professional development. We hope to create a local network of experts that can help your teachers use Newsela effectively.

On top of the TIE trainer enablement, schools and districts will also have access to all Newsela PD packages at a discounted 5% rate.

  • All Access PD Pass to the Teacher Learning Hub

Give teachers unlimited learning – on demand.
✔ Convenient. Busy teachers can access self-serve resources on their own schedules.
✔ Diverse. No more one-size-fits all PD. Teachers can browse resources that are the perfect fit for the subject they teach.
✔ Ongoing. With over 30 hours of live sessions and new resources added every month, the Hub will always have something fresh and useful for teachers.

  • Custom PRO Learning Packages

Choose your own learning model. Our team of former classroom teachers turned expert trainers will partner with you every step of the way.
✔ In-person. A professional learning manager will work with your teachers on site. this allows for maximum interaction and one-one support.
✔ Blended. A professional learning manager will spend one day with teachers on site. The remaining workshops will be delivered virtually.
✔ Virtual. A professional learning manager delivers your training virtually. Teachers join from their computers and apply strategies from Newsela during the session.

If interested in more information about Newsela and the offered pricing discount, please contact:

Newsela South Dakota Team [tie-sd@newsela.com]!