Apple's long been known for its commitment to educational institutions, but starting today, seven schools in the Netherlands are taking that focus on education to a whole new level. These so-called "Steve Jobs schools" emphasize the use of the iPad in an elementary school environment, with an emphasis on giving students everything they need to start their education on the popular tablet.
Over the last couple of weeks, we've had ample opportunities to discuss Apple's long-running relationship with the educational sphere, ranging from discounts on MacBook Pros to gift cards for students who purchase iPhones. As reported by Spiegel (via AppleInsider), however, the Dutch have taken that relationship to an entirely new level. Beginning in August, 11 "Steve Jobs schools" will open throughout the Netherlands, presenting an educational experience that's based entirely on the iPad. And here we thought supplying iPads to kids in 47 Los Angeles schools was a big deal.