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Apple draws tech world's eyes to Chicago's Lane Tech with launch event for new school-focused iPad

Apple draws tech world's eyes to Chicago's Lane Tech with launch event for new school-focused iPad

Chicago public schools are on spring break this week, but one company has the power to draw some students back to the classroom.

Apple held a product launch event Tuesday at Lane Tech High School in Lakeview, announcing a new iPad with a slew of software and features that cater to students and their teachers. It also announced tools for teachers to better manage their assignments and students’ work and a new curriculum to integrate skills like music, photography and drawing into lesson plans.

The announcement comes as Apple looks to regain its foothold in U.S. classrooms in the face of strong competition and as Chicago seeks to strengthen its ties to the Cupertino,...

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