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March 13, 2014

Renaissance Learning to be Acquired for $1.1 Billion

Renaissance Learning, a K-12 assessment and learning analytics company, has commanded one of the highest prices in the history of ed tech acquisitions.

March 14, 2013

Amplify Insight Wins Contract from Common-Core Testing Consortium

Amplify Insight, formerly known as Wireless Generation, has won a $12 million contract from a common-core testing consortium to develop a digital library.

November 29, 2012

Wireless Generation Wins Contract for Common Assessments

In partnership with ETS, the company will develop an open-source system for collecting and analyzing results from common assessments in 25 states.

September 14, 2012

Joel Klein: Enormous Resistance to Change in K-12 System

At TechCrunch conference, the former New York City schools chancellor talks about bringing technology into education to empower teachers and engage students.

July 23, 2012

News Corp. Ed. Division Moves Into K-12 Curriculum

Amplify will offer assessment software, data analysis, a tablet education platform, and new curriculum, in effort to provide comprehensive education services to schools.

June 28, 2012

News Corp. to Split, Join Education Business with Publishing

Company will explore separating entertainment division and publishing division, including education, into two separate companies in the next year.

May 23, 2012

News Corp., Not Wireless Generation, Is ALEC Education Member

News Corp. is member of education task force for controversial group, but education software company it owns is listed on agenda.

May 08, 2012

Wireless Generation Buys Assessment Company

As parent company News Corp. deals with scandal, Wireless Generation looks to bolster in-house content offerings in advance of Common Core.


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