[caption id="attachment_43786" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Pearson PowerSchool will cease to be compatible with Mac-only database servers at the end of 2010."]Pearson PowerSchool will cease to be compatible with Mac-only database servers at the end of 2010.[/caption]

Education industry giant Pearson says its PowerSchool student information system (SIS) software will cease to support Macintosh database servers by Dec. 31, forcing Mac-using districts to make some tough decisions.

The announcement came as a surprise to many people, especially because PowerSchool was an Apple product before Pearson bought it from Apple in 2006. Apple earlier had...

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