Apple has announced that it will be holding an education-related event at a Chicago high school on March 27, Bloomberg reports. While specific details are vague, the choice to hold this event away from the usual vicinity of its Cupertino campus makes it a particularly unusual one. The invitation for the March 27 event simply notes that Apple will share “creative new ideas for teachers and students” and lists the location as Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago. It’s been several years since Apple has made any major announcements specifically targeted at the education market; the company held a similarly-themed education event in New York City in 2012, where it unveiled the iBooks Author tool, digital textbooks from major publishers on the iBookstore, and the advent of iTunes U as a standalone app targeted at handling online courses.
It’s less clear what Apple may have in the works this year, although the company has recently announced a number of educational-related initiatives and change without much fanfare, such as folding iTunes U content into Podcasts last year, and the company’s Classroom app in 2016. There have also been reports that Apple has been working on revamping the iBooks app, with changes the briefly appeared in early iOS 11.3 betas before reverting back in a later beta release.