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Topic: education

Apple Music execs Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre break ground on new USC academy

10/12/2017, 01:10 pm

The founders of Beats, now executives at Apple Music, broke ground this week on a new academy named after them at the University of Southern California.

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Apple partners with Ohio State University to launch digital learning initiative

10/04/2017, 06:10 pm

Ohio State University on Wednesday announced it is working with Apple to Digital Flagship University, a school-wide digital learning program that involves an iOS laboratory that will serve not only students, but the wider community.

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Apple's Phil Schiller & wife donate $10M to Maine's Bowdoin College

09/06/2017, 03:09 pm

Apple marketing head Phil Schiller and his wife, Kim Gassett-Schiller, have together donated $10 million to Bowdoin College in Maine -- a school their sons Erik and Mark attended, the latter graduating this year.

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Apple's Swift curriculum coming to over 30 community colleges, select high schools

08/25/2017, 08:08 am

Apple on Friday said that over 30 U.S. community college systems will offer its "App Development with Swift" curriculum during the 2017-2018 school year, expanding on the original six the company announced in May.

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iTunes U Collections migrating to Apple Podcasts app in September

08/21/2017, 12:08 pm

Apple is preparing to migrate iTunes U Collections from the iTunes U app to Apple Podcasts, with a warning to educational institutions advising the change will take place in September as part of the release of iTunes 12.7.

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Apple's 2017 Back to School for Europe offers free wireless Beats with Macs & iPad Pros

08/07/2017, 04:08 pm

Apple on Monday launched its 2017 Back to School promotions for a number of European countries, offering free wireless Beats headphones with the purchase of a Mac or iPad Pro on top of existing educational discounts.

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Apple's 2017 Back to School promo offers wireless Beats with Macs & iPad Pros

07/12/2017, 11:07 am

Apple on Wednesday launched its annual Back to School promotions for the U.S and Canada, offering qualified shoppers wireless Beats headphones if they buy a Mac or an iPad Pro. Alternatively, Apple-authorized resellers are offering their own great deals on new Mac purchases for students and non-students alike.

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Apple's Tim Cook asked President Trump for coding requirement at US schools - report

06/19/2017, 09:06 pm

At a Monday technology summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly suggested making programming a mandatory subject in the country's schools.

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Apple honors John F. Kennedy centenary with educational resources celebrating his legacy

05/29/2017, 02:05 pm

Apple is celebrating the centenary of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy with the release of educational materials and activities for students to learn about Kennedy's legacy, with the collection created in collaboration with the JFK library covering subjects including the establishment of the Peace Corps, political courage, the drive for innovation, and inclusion.

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Northern Ireland study finds multiple benefits to using iPads in elementary classrooms

05/24/2017, 10:05 am

Technology can be beneficial to younger students learning core skills, a two-year research project has found, with elementary schools in Northern Ireland found to have improved the numeracy, literacy, and communication skills of their pupils after incorporating iPads into their lessons.

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Apple puts free Swift curriculum on iBooks, plans courses at US schools

05/24/2017, 09:05 am

Apple on Wednesday released "App Development with Swift," a free course available through the iBooks Store, which will also be coming to a handful of U.S. schools at the beginning of the fall semester.

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In two-pronged attack, Microsoft intros low-end Windows 10 S, high-end $999+ Surface Laptop

05/02/2017, 12:05 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the Surface Laptop, a new PC aimed at the educational market, despite having a $999 base price tag with 4 gigabytes of non-upgradeable RAM and 128 gigabytes of storage.

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Apple updates iTunes U for iOS with photo annotations, video messages

03/28/2017, 04:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated iTunes U with a handful of new features, including improved annotation options and ways of sharing and accessing media.

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Logitech announces schools-only Rugged Case & add-on keyboard for Apple's new budget iPad

03/21/2017, 12:03 pm

Hot on the heels of Apple revealing a new budget iPad, Logitech on Tuesday debuted a matching case and keyboard combo intended exclusively for Canadian and American schools.

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Apple's Macs and iPads fall to third place in US classroom use

03/02/2017, 03:03 pm

Apple's Macs and iPads have lost significant ground in the U.S. educational market during the last three years, in 2016 slipping to third place behind Chromebooks and Windows devices, according to new research.

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British MP urges schools to confiscate iPads, says children use tablet to bully

11/29/2016, 09:11 pm

A British Conservative Party politician is calling on educators to prohibit the use of, and if necessary confiscate, iPads during daily lessons in a bid to keep students focused on academic pursuits.

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Apple educational investment in Oakland linked to meeting between Cook, Rev. Jesse Jackson

08/15/2016, 12:08 pm

Apple's recent educational investments into Oakland, Calif. were prompted by a talk between CEO Tim Cook and civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson, according to a report.

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Apple's new 'starter guides' help educators integrate iPad, iOS into curriculum

07/07/2016, 07:07 pm

In a bid to extend its reach into the educational technology market, Apple on Thursday released a set of guidebooks designed to help educators better implement products like iPad and iOS apps into classroom activities.

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Apple beefs up 2016 Back to School sale, offers free Beats with Mac, iPhone or iPad purchase

06/02/2016, 09:06 am

Apple's 2016 Back to School sale is an improvement from last year, offering a better model of Beats headphones with the purchase of an eligible Mac, and also expanding the promotion to include free headphones with the purchase of an iPad Pro or newer iPhone.

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Apple, Maine Department of Education working to swap 'toy' iPads for MacBooks

05/23/2016, 09:05 am

The Maine Department of Education is working with Apple to give some schools the option of trading in classroom-based iPads for new MacBooks at no cost, as teachers have found the tablets "provide no educational function in the classroom."

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