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March 28, 2014

Review Examines L.A. Schools' Decision on iPad, Pearson Purchase

Two software programs already used successfully in LA schools received low scores in the procurement process won by Pearson's unproven curriculum, according to a report.

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 03, 2014

Amplify Curriculum Release Highlights New Questions for Districts

New digital curricula from Amplify are leading districts to question their instructional strategies and approaches to procurement.

March 03, 2014

As Ed-Tech Conference Opens, Amplify Once Again Seeks to Make a Splash

Amplify, a subsidiary of media giant News Corp., released a digital curriculum at the SXSWedu conference Monday that combines content with analytics and games.

February 12, 2014

N.J. Schools Chief Leaves to Join Tech Company Amplify

Chris Cerf is leaving his post as New Jersey's education commissioner to become chief executive of Amplify, a company that is preparing to launch new digital curriculum and assessment.

February 11, 2014

Amplify Hires N.J. Ed Chief to Head Assessment Division

New Jersey Commissioner of Education Chris Cerf will assume a new position with the New York City-based digital-learning company.

January 02, 2014

High-Profile Amplify Tablet Initiative Delayed Until Next School Year

A 1-to-1 computing initiative involving Amplify tablets in Guilford County Schools has been put on hold after a series of reported hardware problems.

October 07, 2013

Big 1-to-1 Tablet Initiatives Halted in North Carolina, Texas

Guilford County Schools in North Carolina suspended use of Amplify tablets, and a large 1-to-1 iPad program in Fort Bend, Texas also ran into problems.

August 09, 2013

Get to Know a C.E.O., with Joel Klein

Though early in its academic life, Amplify is poised to transform the entire K-12 experience. The man leading this transformation is none other than former NYC Ed Chancellor Joel Klein. This is an interview with him.

July 16, 2013

Blackboard, Amplify Deals Reflect Shifting Landscape for 'MOOCs'

Blackboard plans to give K-12 schools access to a platform to create "MOOCs," while Amplify will launch its first MOOC, focused on AP Computer Science.

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