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Amazon Pushes e-Books in NY Schools

The days of students lugging around heavy backpacks are almost completely extinct. Now, Amazon is looking to make sure that New York schools get onboard statewide with e-books in all schools.

“The New York City Department of Education is set to vote Wednesday on a deal that’s pretty big for the EdTech industry — a contract with Amazon to let the retail giant sell e-books to schools that serve the district’s 1.1 million students,” according to MarketPlace.

“The department values the deal at about $30 million in the first three years. The idea is to let Amazon serve as something of an internal online bookstore for the district. 

Amazon, like Google and Microsoft, has been moving further into the education technology space. The company has continued to roll out ways to benefit students nationwide. With subsidiary additions to the company such as Amazon Education, TenMarks and Whispercast, Amazon is making themselves known in the education space.

 

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Article by Navindra Persaud, Education World Contributor

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