Former NYC Chancellor to Begin Tech Venture

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Joel I. Klein, the former New York City schools chancellor hired by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation to oversee its fledgling education technology division, now has a brand name of his own.

The company announced that its education division would be called Amplify, and that it’s teaming up with AT&T to deliver digital learning products through 4G tablets for schools.

In an interview, Mr. Klein said Amplify’s products would use educational games aligned with the Common Core learning standards and customized so teachers can pinpoint a student’s individual strengths and weaknesses.

“So that if one child is having trouble with fractions and another child is already in the middle of algebra, even if they’re in the same class they can move forward and progress,” Mr. Klein said.

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