What Newsela CEO Matthew Gross is reading this week

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This week, the guest curator for "The Big Idea" is Matthew Gross.

Occupation: Founder and CEO, Newsela

Gross launched Newsela, a New York-based education startup, in 2013. The company rewrites news stories at multiple reading levels to help students develop their reading skills. The program allows teachers to monitor each child's progress.

Before developing Newsela, Gross was the executive director of the Regents Research Fund, which conducts research and analysis for the New York State Board of Regents and Education Department. He also led development projects at Pencil, which builds private-sector partnerships with public schools.

Here's a sample of what Matthew Gross is reading this week (to see more, add "The Big Idea" stream in the CNN MoneyStream app)

-How climate change is complicating the debate over dams (Scientific American)
-Opinion: The conversation we should be having about school choice (U.S. World & News Report)
-The family behind that viral BBC interview speaks out (Wall Street Journal)

Related: This startup is using journalism to make kids better readers

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