Matthew Gross

Matthew Gross

Matthew Gross is founder and CEO of Newsela
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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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