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Apple signs new software deals

Apple Computer said Monday that the Chicago Public Schools and two other school districts have signed up as new customers of Apple's PowerSchool software. The Archdiocese of Baltimore's schools and the Fremont Union High School District in California will also use the software, which allows teachers and administrators to manage student records and can be used to give parents access to track their children's studies. The announcement came during a keynote speech from Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who was the opening act at this week's National Educational Computing Conference in Chicago. Apple acquired the Web-based software when it bought Folsom, Calif.-based PowerSchool in March in a $62 million stock deal.

    Apple Computer said Monday that the Chicago Public Schools and two other school districts have signed up as new customers of Apple's PowerSchool software. The Archdiocese of Baltimore's schools and the Fremont Union High School District in California will also use the software, which allows teachers and administrators to manage student records and can be used to give parents access to track their children's studies.

    The announcement came during a keynote speech from Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who was the opening act at this week's National Educational Computing Conference in Chicago. Apple acquired the Web-based software when it bought Folsom, Calif.-based PowerSchool in March in a $62 million stock deal.