Apple's eagerly anticipated May 1 special press event may involve the company's education drive.

The event is rumoured to be taking place in the Flint Center in Cupertino, a performing-arts school close to the company's HQ that it often uses for press announcements. Apple watchers say the company will use the event to throw more light on its education strategy, following its recent acquisition of PowerSchool, the browser-based education system.

One possibility is that Apple will reveal developments concerning the Apple Learning Series (ALS), its integrated suite of software applications and curriculum content. At the BETT education show – held in London in January – Apple's regional education manager Paul Scott revealed that customers could expect a revision to ALS "soon".

An update to the iBook line is also anticipated at the event, with a titanium version of the machine rumoured to be ready for release.