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The social media giant is bringing its engineering talents to the K-12 arena by teaming up with the Summit Public Schools on a personalized learning system.
September 16, 2015 – Education Week
In an excerpt from her book The Prize, Dale Russakoff details the backstory of how two public figures attracted an infusion of private money in a bid to transform Newark's flagging schools.
September 9, 2015 – Education Week
The creation of an online platform by ed-tech company Knewton marks the most aggressive attempt yet to mix adaptive tools with open content.
September 9, 2015 – Education Week
When global media giant News Corp. pushed its way into the ed-tech market, the company vowed to transform classrooms and disrupt the K-12 marketplace. Five years later, Amplify, the company's much-hyped education division, is up for sale.
August 27, 2015 – Education Week
The deal sending the show to HBO reflects a world with vastly more programming for children on more channels than when "Sesame Street" first launched.
August 26, 2015 – Education Week
Amplify, the education division of Rupert Murdoch's company, is deeply in the red and on the auction block after its ambitious vision failed to materialize.
August 26, 2015 – Education Week
In a major expansion of its commitment to video, the newspaper is taking over the TV production company founded by retiring PBS correspondent John Merrow.
August 19, 2015 – Education Week
National and local online outlets are offering a wealth of specialized content on K-12 topics, some striving for journalistic objectivity, others pushing an unvarnished point of view.
August 5, 2015 – Education Week
While many of the new online outlets reporting on education are bona fide news operations, others may be harder to pigeonhole.
August 5, 2015 – Education Week
The four-site news operation is among the next generation of outlets drilling deep into local education issues.
August 5, 2015 – Education Week

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