News Corp’s Amplify Makes Big Education Play

photoNews Corp digital education unit Amplify has a new English and language arts curriculum aimed at middle-school students.

Astoundingly, the program is completely digital and only costs schools $45 per year per student. To give an idea of how much that is, U.S. states spend an average of nearly $12,000 a year per student to educate, feed and care for them.

The curriculum, which includes a library of 300 ebooks, may have been precipitated in part by the adoption of most states of the “common core” educational standards. (Common core explained here.)


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