NEW JOB: Former New York City schools chief Joel Klein is launching Amplify, News Corp.'s entry into digital learning.

OLD JOB: As chancellor of New York's public school system from 2002 to 2010, Klein championed policies like increasing the number of charter schools and closing schools deemed to be failing.

DIGITAL WORLD: Although Klein, 65, is from a textbook generation, he says digital materials can engage students. He envisions students reading the Gettysburg Address and clicking on the words "Four score and seven years ago" to learn why Abraham Lincoln traced the nation's birth to the Declaration of Independence.