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Review by Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Education | Updated February 2020

Newsela

Great stories, just-right leveled reading; now mostly by subscription

Subjects & skills
Subjects
  • English Language Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Skills
  • Critical Thinking
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2–12
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Elizabeth B. , Classroom teacher
Classroom teacher
Brookside School
Springville, United States
Pro Paywall Makes Tool Useless
This tool used to be great before they locked everything up. It is a little frustrating to try to find an article on the Maya or Aztecs, only to be faced with a snippet of article and a "pay to read more." I'm not talking a few articles and subjects locked up, EVERY ONE of their articles in their library is designated as "PRO." I guess its great if you can get your organization to pay for it. As for me, I'm out of luck.
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Data Safety
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Users can interact with trusted users and/or students.
Unclear whether users can interact with untrusted users, including strangers and/or adults.
Unclear whether profile information is shared for social interactions.
Data Rights
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Unclear whether opt-in consent is requested from users at the time personal information is collected.
Unclear whether users can control their information through privacy settings.
Users can create or upload content.
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Data are not shared for third-party advertising and/or marketing.
Traditional or contextual advertisements are displayed.
Behavioral or targeted advertising is displayed.
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