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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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Apple School Manager Web portal enters beta ahead of iOS 9.3 debut

02/26/2016, 05:02 pm

Apple is inching toward a launch of major additions to its iOS in Education program first previewed in iOS 9.3 beta, the most recent change being this week's beta activation of the forthcoming Apple School Manager Web hub.

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iOS 9.3 for iPad adds multi-user support for students, new Classroom app

01/11/2016, 01:01 pm

The forthcoming release of iOS 9.3 will add a number of new iPad features focused on the education market, including multi-user support and a new dedicated Classroom app.

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Cook says Apple won't race Google to bottom of education market, calls Chromebooks 'test machines'

12/09/2015, 07:12 pm

At an Hour of Code educational coding session in New York on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is interested in building powerful, meaningful products for students and teachers, not inexpensive "test machines" like Google's Chromebook.

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EFF complaint accuses Google of mining data from school children [u]

12/02/2015, 10:12 am

The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a federal complaint against Google this week, accusing the search giant of violating its own promises to not collect personal information from children using its devices and services in the classroom.

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Apple's Back to School sale goes online, gains new countries

08/06/2015, 06:08 pm

Apple on Thursday extended its annual Back to School sale, which offers students and educators free Beats Solo2 hardware, to cover online purchases, while expanding availability to a clutch of European countries.

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Apple's Back to School 2015 promo offers $200 Beats Solo2 headphones with purchase of new Mac

07/23/2015, 10:07 am

Apple on Thursday launched its awaited Back to School 2015 promotion, offering a free pair of Beats Solo2 wired headphones, valued at $200, with the purchase of a new Mac.

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Apple's iTunes U course on Swift is watershed in high school computer science education

06/28/2015, 02:06 am

In a groundbreaking first, Apple at this year's WWDC conference in June published an iTunes U course that provides educators with first party tools to teach the Swift programming language to high school students.

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New York school district converts 75% of its curriculum to Apple's iPad

06/19/2015, 10:06 am

All students in grades 3 through 9 in the affluent Mineola, N.Y., school district have been equipped with Apple's iPad, in an aggressive and ambitious initiative that has converted some 75 percent of its students' instructional days to the touchscreen tablet.

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Apple, IBM to take partnership into education with app for teachers

06/19/2015, 01:06 am

It appears that Apple and IBM have plans to stretch their mobile solutions partnership beyond enterprise and into the classroom, as the companies are co-developing an experimental app that provides teachers with real-time student data analytics.

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Apple's 'iPad in Education' program getting overhauls to fix deployment obstacles - report

03/06/2015, 03:03 pm

Apple is working on "significant" evolutions to the iPad in Education program that should solve some of the barriers schools encounter when trying to deploy iPads in the classroom, according to a new report.

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LA Unified School District's defunct 'iPad-for-all' plan botched from start, federal report says

01/13/2015, 01:01 am

According to a federal study, the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1.3 billion push to bring tech into the classroom was crippled early on by inadequate planning and over-reliance on Apple's iPad.

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Pennsylvania school district to buy iPads with $291K donation from Apple CEO Tim Cook

12/03/2014, 11:12 am

The board of Pennsylvania's Steel Valley School District has officially voted to use a $291,791 donation from Apple chief Tim Cook --made by Cook in honor of former Apple board member Bill Campbell --to purchase iPads for each of the district's students and train teachers on how to take advantage of the technology.

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IBM's first enterprise apps for iPad to launch next month as iPad reaches 90 percent tablet share in U.S education

10/21/2014, 04:10 am

Apple isn't just waiting around for iPad sales to pick up speed. In its earnings conference call with analysts, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook stated the first wave of IBM's Mobile First apps targeting businesses would arrive next month, while separately noting that iPad now accounted for 90 percent of U.S. tablets used in education.

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Apple will re-bid on nixed $1 billion LA Unified School District iPad contract

08/27/2014, 11:08 am

Though Apple's contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District to put iPads in the hands of every student was canceled this week, the company still has a shot to win out in the end, bidding once again on the troubled $1 billion project.

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Minnesota school district set to roll Apple's iPad out to 40,000 students

08/26/2014, 03:08 pm

Minnesota's St. Paul School District is preparing to deploy tens of thousands of iPads to students in 37 schools around the city, marking another victory for Apple in education even as a similar program in Los Angeles comes under fire.

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LA Unified School District suspends iPad deal, faces accusations that officials had close ties with Apple

08/26/2014, 09:08 am

Though it was much-touted when Apple signed the contract last year, the company's massive deal to sell iPads to the Los Angeles Unified School District has now officially been suspended, amid accusations that top employees at the district had improperly close ties with the Cupertino, Calif., company.

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