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Corporate Strategy: An Apple for Every Teacher

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs once told Wired Magazine said that he probably “spear-headed giving away more computer equipment to schools than anybody else on the planet.” It’s hard to verify that claim, but there’s no doubt that Apple has invested substantial time and money to put its products in public schools. As early as 1979, […]

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Using the iPad in Special Education

At the Manhattan Children’s Center on the Upper West Side, Christopher, 9, sits at a desk in front of his teacher and an iPad. Diagnosed with autism, Christopher has difficulty communicating. He makes high-pitched sounds, almost like crying, to get his feelings across to his teacher. But today, with the iPad and an application for […]

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Prepping for Tests with the iPad and the iPod

Myrlene Michel, an instructional technology specialist at P.S. 205 in the Bronx, uses iPad and iPod Touch apps to help her students review math for the state test.

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Will Textbooks Move from Paper to iPad?

There is a lot of buzz about how the iPad may transform education, especially with Apple’s new digital, interactive textbooks.

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iBook 2 said to place strain on yearly budget

According to Education News, a number of schools are leaning towards replacing textbooks with the iBook 2. Though educators believe this will enhance learning in the classroom, many fear that the cost per student will largely reduce the yearly budget.

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This Week’s National News

Number of U.S. Adults With College Degrees Hits Historic High (Washington Post) According to Census officials, three in 10 American adults held bachelor’s degrees in 2011, the Washington Post reported. This number is a historic high, but Census data also showed that some associate degrees or vocational certificates can produce more future earnings than bachelor’s […]

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