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Apple Demonstrates Major Commitment To Education at NECC

Apple's PowerSchool Selected by Three School Districts Serving Nearly 500,000 Students

NECC, CHICAGO—June 25, 2001—Apple® today demonstrated its ongoing commitmentto providing innovative technology solutions for education at the NationalEducational Computing Conference in Chicago. During the opening keynote,Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, announced that three moreschool districts, Chicago Public Schools, the Archdiocese of Baltimore andthe Fremont Union High School District, will be implementing thePowerSchool® from Apple student information system.

“Apple is number one in education portables, number one in educationwireless networking, number one in education digital media solutions likedesktop movie making, and now number one in web-based student informationsystems with PowerSchool,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re listening toteachers, students, parents and administrators and working as hard as we canto deliver the best solutions possible to education.”

At NECC, Apple is highlighting its industry-leading educational technologyfor students, teachers and administrators including:

• Wirelessly-networked notebook computers which give educators theflexibility to have computer-assisted learning anywhere and everywhere inthe school - without wires. Student’s and teacher’s access to computers isno longer limited to computer labs, freeing these labs to return tobadly-needed classrooms. IDC data highlights that Apple is the number onesupplier for notebook computers to education, and Apple’s new iBook™ isalready a huge hit in education. Apple is also number one in educationwireless networking with its AirPort™ wireless local area network (LAN)solution.

• Digital Media—Tools from Apple, including iMovie™ and iDVD, enhancelearning and make school more engaging and motivating for students. Apple isoffering a hands on opportunity to create iMovies and demonstrating studentwork created with iMovie and other Apple technologies like Final Cut Pro®.Demonstrations will also include how teachers can share their students classwork with parents using the HomePage feature of Apple’s iTools foreducation.

• PowerSchool from Apple - Nearly 3,000 schools have committed to usingPowerSchool, the leading web-based student information system which givesteachers, administrators and districts the ability to easily andcost-effectively manage student records and make data-driven decisions toimprove performance of their schools while allowing parents to track theirchildren’s progress in real time—from any type of computer, anywhere.

PowerSchool software will enable Chicago Public Schools, the nation’s thirdlargest school district with 601 schools and over 434,000 students; theArchdiocese of Baltimore, with 100 schools and 37,000 students; andCalifornia’s Fremont Union High School District, with five schools andnearly 9,000 students, to perform a variety of tasks ranging from studentscheduling to student record management and communication through an easy touse web-based interface. The Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Fremont UnionHigh School District will be taking advantage of the application serviceprovider (ASP) version of PowerSchool, freeing the school district frominstalling and managingadditional central servers and software. With today’s announcement, nearly3,000 schools nation-wide have committed to PowerSchool.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the AppleII and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience tostudents, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the worldthrough its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.

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