Mac to School Ramps Up Apple Device Buy-Back Program for K-12 School Districts

After record setting summer, leading recertified Apple provider earmarks $10M to buy back older Apple devices from K-12 in upcoming school year

(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) Nov. 3, 2014 — Rather than letting old machines sit in the janitor’s closet gathering dust, hundreds of schools nationwide are choosing to sell those machines back to Mac to School, a leading provider of K-12 recertified Apple technology.


Over the past year, Mac to School has bought back millions of dollars worth of EdTech from schools, helping districts get some much-needed cash back in their pockets, seeing over $1M paid to schools through buybacks in August alone. The buy-back process is simple, quick and easy, once a quote is accepted, funds are immediately released to the institution selling the devices.


“Our mission is to provide a high-quality, low cost recertified Apple device option for districts across the country. In order to do that, we partner with schools and districts to purchase their older devices, providing them with additional funds to use as they see fit,” said Robert Baker, the co-founder and chief marketing officer of Mac to School. “It is a priority to keep these devices in education, once purchased, they are recertified and offered to those looking for more Apple devices at a lower cost.”


Mac to School frequently works with districts that are looking to make room in their budgets to purchase newer EdTech – for example, selling iPad 2s to finance the purchase of iPad Airs. By selling the older assets back to Mac to School, districts can lessen the financial impact of a big EdTech purchase.


In 2015, Mac to School is looking to buy back $10 million in inventory from schools. Devices that are bought back that Mac to School deems too old to sell back to schools are donated to local schools through their Give Mac Program.


“We hope to continue partnering with districts to find creative solutions to their budget dilemmas, whether that’s through buying back their old machines or helping them purchase recertified devices,” said Baker.


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About Mac to School:

Mac to School buys, sells and recertifies all types of Apple computers and equipment. We serve the public and private education market, working with small schools up to large districts throughout all 50 states. Our mission is to deliver the best value to our customers while providing the highest level of customer service. Our team of Apple Certified Technicians employs customized tools to generate detailed audits and provide quality refurbishment.


Rand McNally’s World Atlas now available through Sunburst Digital, Inc.


Hoffman Estates, IL – Sunburst Digital, Inc. today announced that it will supply Rand McNally World Atlas, a new online educational resource that delivers dynamic maps with social studies, history and geography content, as well as suggestions for lesson plans and writing connections. The new collaboration will provide a cornerstone for Sunburst’s digital social studies offerings across the K-12 spectrum.


World Atlas allows teachers and students to bring geography curriculum to life through robust maps and data layers and rich content. The dynamic digital classroom resource platform allows for users to create, draw on, annotate, and share custom maps.


Teachers have the ability to develop cross-curricular lessons to support students’ critical thinking and map skills. Each lesson is standards-aligned and can be downloaded, edited and saved.  Students can easily create individual accounts, combine maps and layers, save them, add annotations, and then collaborate with other students as well as share maps with their teacher’s account.


Sunburst Digital, Inc. is proud to add Rand McNally’s World Atlas to its ever-expanding catalog of renowned and experienced digital classroom partners. Through this partnership, Sunburst Digital, Inc. significantly enhances its geography curriculum software within the digital classroom space.


Sunburst Digital, Inc., which provides appropriate digital classroom resources designed to supplement curriculum software and enhance academic achievement outcomes for the past 25 years, adds World Atlas to its wide-ranging product portfolio.


Rand McNally World Atlas is available from Sunburst Digital, Inc. via or by calling (800) 321-7511 for more information.


About Sunburst Digital, Inc.

Sunburst Digital, Inc. is the leading provider of digital classroom resources to educators and schools for more than 25 years, comprised of software developers, instructional designers, sales, service, and classroom specialists who are knowledge experts in delivering and connecting educators with digital content solutions designed to enhance academic achievement outcomes and transform classrooms.  Sunburst Digital, Inc. sells, supports, and provides ongoing services for digital curriculum solutions to districts, schools, teachers, classrooms, and parents in the United States and abroad through passionate employees, talented partners, and proven systems.  Sunburst Digital, Inc. proprietary and 3rd party products consist of: Type to Learn™, Ignite! Learning®, English Spanish Success: ESS™, Big Universe, Edusmart, Help Math, Rand McNally World Atlas, Key Skills®, Learn About™, 10th Planet™, Math Pathways®, A-Zap!®, Knowledge Adventure School™, and ShowWhatYouKnow®/Khan Academy.




About Rand McNally – Since 1856 Rand McNally has been the country’s most trusted source for maps, navigation, and travel content.  Its Education division provides leading geography-based resources for the classroom, including the online World Atlas, printed classroom atlases, and wall maps.  Rand McNally’s award-winning products provide teachers with innovative resources to help them engage children and enrich the learning experience in Social Studies, History, and Geography. Learn more at


To learn more about this partnership, please contact