Apple has partnered with the Teach for America program (http://www.teachforamerica.org/) and donated 9,000 first gen iPads to teachers that work in impoverished and dangerous schools. The donated iPads come from customers that gave to Apple’s public service program during the iPad 2 launch.
Teach for America is a non-profit organization “working to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education.” Although 15 million American children face the extra challenges of poverty, an increasing body of evidence shows they can achieve at the highest levels, the organization says.
Approximately 9,000 first gen iPads have been distributed to teachers in 38 states, reports “CNN Money.” each for America has a connection with Apple through Steve Jobs’ family. His wife, Laurene Powell, sits on its board of directors, the article adds. For more info go to http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/09/20/apple-finds-a-use-for-some-of-those-first-generation-ipads/ .