Tuva Partners with Newsela to Bring Authentic Datasets and Data Literacy into Reading and Social Studies Instruction

Dec 2020

NEW YORK, NY (December 17, 2020) – Tuva is partnering with Newsela to catalyze and bring data literacy into reading and social studies instruction.

The partnership will bring Tuva’s library of authentic, standards-aligned, real-world datasets and lessons connected to a diverse set of topics including science, history, civics, economics, global issues, current events, and more as supplements to Newsela’s leveled news articles and text sets.

Tuva's research-based, interactive, easy-to-use data and graphing tools will empower Newsela teachers and students to explore, manipulate, and analyze authentic data, learn to evaluate information sources, develop claims and use data as evidence, and build foundational data literacy as part of their reading or social studies instruction. The goal is to empower teachers to seamlessly integrate data literacy into daily instruction through accessible and dynamic content.

"We are excited to partner with Newsela to foster data literacy in reading and social studies instruction. Reading, engaging in inquiry, and thinking critically about news and information today means students need to be able to interact with, ask questions of, and analyze authentic data as part of their learning experience" said Harshil Parikh, Co-Founder & CEO of Tuva.

A selection of Tuva datasets, data and graphing tools, and related lessons will soon be available for all Newsela teachers and students.

About Tuva

Tuva is the leading data literacy instructional program in K-12 education. Our library of authentic datasets from primary data sources, our research-based and powerful data, graphing, and statistical tools, and our inquiry-based activities and data stories aligned to national and state math and science standards empower educators to bring authentic, relevant, and engaging lessons to their students. Today, educators in 18,000+ schools and districts use the Tuva Content Library across their math and science instruction, and students have uploaded or created 25 million+ graphs and charts on Tuva.

About Newsela

Newsela takes authentic, real world content from trusted sources and makes it instruction ready for K-12 classrooms. Each text is published at five reading levels, so content is accessible to every learner. Today, over 2.5 million teachers and 37 million students have registered with Newsela for content that’s personalized to student interests, accessible to everyone, aligned to instructional standards, and attached to activities and reporting that hold teachers accountable for instruction and students accountable for their work. With over 10,000 texts in our platform and 10 new texts published every day across 20+ genres, Newsela enables educators to go deep on any subject they choose.