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Press Release: NBC Learn [December 9, 2018]

NBC Learn and Newsela partner to bring engaging digital resources to schools

New York, NY -- December 7, 2018 - NBC Learn and Newsela announced today a new partnership to provide students and teachers access to premium education videos and digital content tailored for grades K-12. Both NBC Learn and Newsela.com will refer users to related content on the partner's respective digital platforms, providing teachers with the ability to connect classroom topics to the real world and current events.

NBC Learn's primary-source video clips from the NBC News archives and Newsela's instructionalized digital content from hundreds of sources including the Washington Post, National Geographic and more will seamlessly provide quick and easy access to news and current events reporting for students and faculty.

"We are pleased to expand on the impact and scope of our educational resources through our new partnership with Newsela," said Soraya Gage, General Manager of NBC Learn. "Our thousands of NBC News primary-source videos, combined with Newsela's instructionalized content, will provide students and faculty with a one-of-a-kind multimedia experience."

"We're excited to partner with NBC Learn and the gold-standard video archives of NBC News to engage students through the power of video," said Jennifer Coogan, Newsela's Chief Content Officer. "We know from our experience producing articles that have been read by millions of students what it takes to get students truly engaged with what they read."

NBC Learn's online video library features more than 22,000 current events, archival, and original educational resources. Newsela's digital content comes from hundreds of sources and is instructionalized to meet students where they are. Both platforms are dedicated to providing schools with engaging current events and informational content to increase student engagement and achievement.

About Newsela

Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that combines engaging, leveled content with integrated formative assessments and insights to supercharge engagement and learning in every subject. Students and teachers use Newsela to find digital content from hundreds of the best sources—from National Geographic to NASA, Biography.com to Encyclopedia Britannica, the Washington Post to the Wichita Eagle. Content is instructionalized to meet students where they are, with interactive tools and analytics to take them where they want to go. Newsela has become an essential solution for schools and districts, with a presence in over 90% of U.S. K-12 schools. Newsela is the content platform for the connected classroom.

About NBC Learn

NBC Learn, the education arm of NBC News, provides relevant and engaging resources for students, teachers, and lifelong learners. The online resources NBC Learn has created for the education community leverages nearly 80 years of historic news coverage, documentary materials, and current news broadcasts. NBC Learn gives students and teachers access to thousands of video clips from the NBC News archives, including great historic moments – from the Great Depression to the Space Race to the latest political coverage. NBC Learn also offers Emmy-award winning original STEM content, primary source materials, lesson plans, and classroom planning resources, to enliven instructional material as well as stimulate critical thinking and debate.


Summary: NBC Learn and Newsela announced today a new partnership to provide students and teachers access to premium education videos and digital content tailored for grades K-12. Both NBC Learn and Newsela.com will refer users to related content on the partner’s respective digital platforms, providing teachers with the ability to connect classroom topics to the real world and current events.
Publication Year:2018
Type of Material:Press Release
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Date Issued:December 9, 2018
Publisher:NBC Learn
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Company: NBC Learn
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/23871

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