∞ Apple stores now take iPads for teacher donations

Apple is working with Teach for America to encourage customers buying iPad 2s to donate their original iPads for a teacher’s use in low-income community, reports MacNN. You can donate your old iPad at Apple retail stores, and they’ll coordinate the rest.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]Teach for America is a charity with a charter to eliminate educational inequity throughout the United States. The organization recruits college graduates and others, even those without teaching credentials, provides them with an intensive training course then sends them to schools located in low-income urban and rural areas throughout the United States. Teach for America “Corps members” are treated as regular faculty in those schools and typically work for two years.

Apple’s Retail Store Web site now features a link to Teach for America, with a brief note telling customers they can bring in their iPad for donation.