The New York Times Upfront<sup>®</sup>

The New York Times Upfront®

Grades 9–12

Current Events
14 Issues

Price per student: $9.99

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Subscriptions include complete access to The New York Times Upfront Online.
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The educational expertise of Scholastic meets the journalistic resources of The New York Times

Upfront magazine features: 

  • Important national and international news stories written to support your curriculum

  • Complex nonfiction and text analysis skills sheets that build core ELA skills

  • History, economics, and civics articles that improve Social Studies proficiency

  • Teen-focused news articles that make current events relevant to your students

  • Debates on the most important issues facing our nation and the world

  • Upfront Online with digital editions, videos, and rigorous skills sheets

  • 16-Page Teacher's Guides with lesson plans, primary sources, and skills sheets

  • 12 Posters including 6 News Maps and 6 Great Presidential Speeches

  • A Special World Affairs Issue with an up-to-date world atlas and almanac

  • Student iPad® App with digital issues, videos, a lower reading level, and more.

Try The New York Times Upfront in your classroom FREE for 30 days.

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Take a look at the high-interest current events content The New York Times Upfront has in store for this school year.

The New York Times Upfront Calendar

Subscriptions of 10 or more copies include full access to Upfront Online, featuring:


Complete Digital Editions

Read any issue on your interactive whiteboard, projector, or classroom computer. 


Our high-quality videos provide valuable insight and context to the news. 

Skills Sheets

Every issue comes with quizzes and activities that reinforce skills, like close reading, citing text evidence, central idea, and many others.


Lower Reading Level

An optional lower reading level of articles allows you to easily differentiate instruction and help struggling readers.


High-quality links provide excellent starting points for student research projects and explore the magazine's topics in more depth. 

Cartoon of the Week

Political cartoons engage students in current events and come with critical thinking questions to increase visual literacy.

Student iPad® App

Your students can read every issue from the school year and watch news videos right on their iPads!  

Scholastic Classroom Magazines help students practice their reading and analytical skills as well as address issues that are relevant to both their academic and personal lives. Perhaps equally as important, magazines are great for motivating students to want to learn! Our downloadable Skills Development Flyer describes the specific literacy and content area skills addressed in The New York Times Upfront.

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Take an in-depth look at the many ways Upfront meets the Common Core State Standards.

Upfront Common Core Highlights-Grades 9-10

Upfront Common Core Highlights-Grades 11-12


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