Matthew Gross

Matthew Gross

Matthew Gross is founder and CEO of Newsela

Brief Biography

Matthew Gross is founder and CEO of Newsela, an edtech startup that helps students learn to read through leveled journalism. Matthew has a nineteen-year career in the education sector, for-profit and nonprofit entrepreneurship, and product development and distribution.

Matthew was Executive Director of the Regents Research Fund, a privately funded affiliate of the New York State Board of Regents and Education Department that helped lead the implementation of Race to the Top–driven education reforms. Matthew also played a leadership role in the development of the Regents Research Fellows, a team of nationally recognized thought leaders who help lead the implementation of the Common Core, next-generation assessments, and other education reforms spurred by Race to the Top. Matthew began his career as a Teach for America corps member, teaching music at C.S. 50 in the South Bronx. He holds a B.A. from Columbia University.

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