News Summary: News Corp to launch education pilot

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Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:40 PM
News Summary: News Corp to launch education pilot

NEW NAME: News Corp. named its grade school education business Amplify.

NEW PRODUCT: News Corp. and AT&T will fund a pilot project that aims to put tablet computers in students' hands. None of the schools selected to participate will have to pay for the program. The company did not say which schools will take part or how they'll be selected.

THE GOAL: The idea is to put tablet computers into the hands of students for use at school and at home. The system tracks their progress and is meant to tailor lessons to each student's level.