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Topic: education

Apple simplifies bulk book and app deployment with new 'managed distribution' program

11/05/2013, 04:11 pm

Apple has replaced the unwieldy process of distributing hundreds or thousands of individual redemption codes with a new, streamlined method that allows administrators to remotely "assign" apps and textbooks to students or teachers.

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Apple dominant in elementary schools with room to grow, as just 25% use iPads

10/30/2013, 02:10 pm

Cupertino may own 94 percent of the education tablet market, but 3 out of 4 American elementary schools are still without the slates, according to a recent survey.

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Los Angeles school district begins repossessing iPads from students

10/01/2013, 01:10 pm

Just days after halting home use of the devices, some of the Los Angeles schools that have already issued Apple's iPads to students are taking the tablets back "until further notice."

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Los Angeles schools halt home use of district-issued iPads after students hack security restrictions

09/25/2013, 04:09 pm

The Los Angeles Unified School District has suspended home use of Apple's iPad by students until further notice following the revelation that a number of students had bypassed the school-installed security features on the device.

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LA public schools to deploy 31K Apple iPads this year, supply all 640K students in 2014

07/26/2013, 11:07 am

More details have emerged on the L.A. Unified School District's massive plans to supply students with iPads, as all 640,000 students in the district will receive their own Apple tablet by the end of next year.

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Dutch 'Steve Jobs schools' to use Apple's iPad for entire education experience

07/02/2013, 09:07 am

This August, 11 so-called "Steve Jobs schools" will open in the Netherlands, serving 1,000 students primarily through educational apps on Apple's iPad, replacing everything from books to blackboards.

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Apple wins $30 million iPad contract from LA school district [u]

06/19/2013, 01:06 pm

The second-largest school system in the U.S., the L.A. Unified School District, has awarded Apple with a $30 million contract to provide iPads to every student it serves [updated with comment from Apple].

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Non-Retina MacBook Pros see $100 price drop for education buyers

05/30/2013, 12:05 pm

Apple on Thursday dropped the education buyer price for its default configuration non-Retina MacBook Pros by an additional $100, and customers can now pick up the notebooks starting at under $1,000.

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Prime minister visits Apple HQ as Turkey ponders 10.6M-tablet buy for education

05/20/2013, 11:05 am

Ahead of a planned purchase of more than 10 million tablets, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited Apple's campus to hear the company's pitch for the iPad's use in education.

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Apple's iPad is heart of Idaho elementary 'iSchool' pilot program

03/13/2013, 10:03 am

A company that specializes in implementing Apple products in the classroom has deployed the iPad to elementary school students in an Idaho pilot program.

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Arkansas State's 'iPad Initiative' will require all incoming students to have Apple's tablet

03/01/2013, 02:03 pm

Just two years ago, Arkansas State University first began to experiment with the iPad in the classroom. Now this fall, in a major shift for the school and a boon for Apple's tablet, all incoming students will be required to have one.

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San Diego school district buys 26K iPads for students

06/26/2012, 08:06 am

The San Diego Unified School District has purchased nearly 26,000 iPads that it will provide to students in classrooms this fall, making it one of the largest programs of its kind to date.

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Apple's US K12 customers snapped up two iPads for every Mac this quarter

04/24/2012, 07:04 pm

Apple's chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer noted in the company's Q2 conference call that US K-12 education customers had purchased twice as many iPads as Macs, despite also setting a new record in Mac sales for the quarter.

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