Live coverage from Apple's Education Event from New York begins today at 3:00pm GMT. 

Macworld's Dan Frakes and lex Friedman will report live from the event, which is expected to focus on enhancements to iBookStore and Newsstand aimed specifically at the education market. It is also rumoured that Apple will announce a new software package that enables publishers and writers to easily deploy feature-rich book applications to iOS devices.

Bookmark this page and return at 3:00pm when the coverage is expected to begin.

In the meantime here are some news stories and rumours related to the event.

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Kno adds new education features before Apple event

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Bookie takes bets on next-gen iPad announcement in New York

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