Frequently Asked Questions

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Welcome to TIME Edge!

About TIME Edge

What is TIME Edge?

TIME Edge is a digital current-events resource for middle schools. Updated weekly, TIME Edge is a rich source of informational text, multimedia content, and teaching tools developed to boost reading comprehension and build knowledge across subject areas.

What features does TIME Edge offer?

TIME Edge offers every article at two reading levels; audio read-aloud; Spanish translation; paired texts; engaging videos; debates and live polls; maps, graphs, and interactive time lines; access to thousands of primary sources through the TIME Vault; Common Core–aligned teacher's guides; questions and prompts for close-reading instruction; skill-building graphic organizers; and ready-to-use assessments.

Do you provide Lexile measures for articles?

Yes. TIME Edge offers every article at two reading levels, based on Common Core–recommended Lexile ranges for grades 6–8. Lexile measures are displayed in the teacher's view of every article.

Are there Spanish translations available for articles?

Yes. Each week, the featured article—which is the longest, most in-depth story that week—is also offered in Spanish.

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I am a TIME FOR KIDS subscriber. Can I sign in to TIME Edge with the same credentials?

No. TIME Edge is a separate, digital-only literacy-and–current-events resource for middle school students. Your TIME FOR KIDS log-in credentials will not work on To start your free 60-day trial of TIME Edge, go to

How do I subscribe?

You can subscribe right away to get school-year access for you and your students at

Is there a free trial?

You can visit to set up 60 days of free access for you and your students.

How do I keep using TIME Edge after my free trial expires?

In order to access TIME Edge after your free trial expires, you will need to subscribe. You will be able to use the same log-in and password that you used during your free trial, and all student data will carry over. If you have any problems, please contact customer service at 1.800.777.8600 for assistance.

What do I do if I forget my password?

If you forget your password, click here and follow the instructions on the screen.

Getting Started

I need help signing up students and getting started. What do I do?

For support, please call TIME Edge customer service at 1-877-604-8017 or e-mail

How do students sign in to TIME Edge?

When teachers add students to their TIME Edge account, TIME Edge will automatically generate an individual PIN, or user name, for each student. No personal information is collected from the student. When students log in with their PIN and the classroom password provided by the teacher, they will be able to see the articles and take quizzes assigned by their teacher and browse through all the content available to them.

To read TIME Edge's privacy policy, click here.

Can students access TIME Edge at home?

Yes. All a student needs is his or her PIN, the password you have set, and Internet access.

Can students use the same log-in for multiple subject areas?

Yes. When you set up your TIME Edge account, you have the option to add other teachers who work with the same students. TIME Edge is designed to be cross-curricular, with content and resources appropriate for many subject areas. Teachers of different subject areas can all assign articles to the same students through a single account.

General Information

Does TIME Edge work on all devices?

Yes. TIME Edge works on all devices, including laptop and desktop computers, Chrome books, tablets such as the iPad, and smartphones.

What browser should I use?

TIME Edge works on all browsers. For the best experience, please make sure that you have installed the latest version of your preferred browser.

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How do I contact TIME Edge editors or customer service?

Please click here for information on how to contact TIME Edge editors or customer service.