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So not only were you an original iPad adopter, but now you're one of the lucky few to have the iPad 2, while others now have to wait almost five weeks. While there's plenty of possibilities about what to do with the 'ol tablet, Apple may have helped narrow it down for you, if you weren't planning to resell, Apple is touting a new donation program that allows consumers to donate old iPads to the Teach for America program.
If you weren't familiar with the program, Teach for America utilizes well-trained teachers - who are referred to as "corp members" - and puts them in one of 39 urban and rural regions across the country which are determined as low-income. Those volunteers are to then teach in those areas for two years with the goal of bringing a higher-quality education to low-income students. The program's website states that recent research is showing that its corp members have been "more effective than other teachers, including certified and veteran teachers."
As for the donation program, owners of old iPads are able to take their devices to an Apple retail store for donation. Retail associates will give the iPads to Teach for America, who will then pass them along to the respective corps members who will in turn use it in the classroom.
via Ars Technica
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