Apple is holding a special event next Thursday January 19th, 2012. The company is expected to make an education-related announcement. The invite included images of New York’s skyscrapers with the text:
Join us for an education announcement in the Big Apple.
One of Steve Jobs dream was to change the teaching institutions by providing the iPads to schools to help motivate learning. From the biography of Steve Jobs by Water Isaacson:
[Via: The Loop.]
He held meetings with major publishers about partnering with Apple, the book says. If textbooks were given away free on iPads he thought the publishers could get around the state certification of textbooks. Mr. Isaacson said Mr.Â JobsÂ believed that states would struggle with a weak economy for at least a decade. â€œWe can give them an opportunity to circumvent that whole process andÂ save money,â€ he told Mr. Isaacson.
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