EverFi Chosen as Amplify Partner on Digital Citizenship
Washington, D.C. (February 12, 2013) – EverFi, Inc., the leading education technology company for critical skills, today announced that Amplify has chosen EverFi as its exclusive partner to provide the critical skills of digital literacy and citizenship to Amplify teachers and students.
“Amplify is looking to revolutionize the way teachers teach and students learn,” said Joel Klein, CEO of Amplify. “We want to give educators and learners alike the tools they need to be successful in a twenty-first century classroom. And we want to work with the most thoughtful and forward thinking companies to achieve that goal. That’s why we are excited about our new partnership with EverFi.”
“Education technology is an essential ingredient to reach students at scale with the critical skills needed to be successful in school and life,” said EverFi Founder and CEO Tom Davidson. “Through Amplify, more students will gain access to these innovative technology experiences they need, and the great content and learning EverFi provides.”
Amplify’s Tablet is designed to create a unique digital experience specifically for schools. The Amplify Tablet is preloaded with rich content aligned with the Common Core, including EverFi’s Ignition – Digital Literacy and Responsibility app.
The Ignition product focuses on the critical issue of how students live and succeed in a world filled with computers, Internet, smart phones, social networking, online identity risks, and cyber-bullying. The goal is to provide students with a baseline understanding of good digital citizenship prior to exploring other technology offered to them inside or outside the classroom.
Amplify is a new business dedicated to reimagining K-12 education by creating digital products and services that empower teachers, students and parents in new ways. Amplify is focused on transforming teaching and learning by creating and scaling digital innovations in three areas: analytics and assessment, content and curriculum and distribution and delivery. More information about Amplify can be found at www.amplify.com
About EverFi, Inc.
EverFi, Inc. is the leading education technology company focused on teaching, assessing, and certifying K-12 and college students in the critical skills they need for life. The company teams with major corporations and foundations to provide the programs at no cost to K-12 schools. Some of America’s leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EverFi investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Twitter founder Evan Williams, Rethink Education, New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA), and Tomorrow Ventures (the investment arm of Google Chairman Eric Schmidt). Learn more at www.everfi.com
Media Contact: Jennifer Sykes, Senior Director of Marketing, EverFi, Inc., 202-625-0011 x318,firstname.lastname@example.org