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FCC ECF Second 15-Day Window to Open September 28
The FCC has announced that a second 15-day window to apply for Emergency Connectivity Funds will open on September 28. These funds can be used to purchase devices from Tech to School. From the FCC: The FCC will open the second application filing window to provide support for the current school...

White Glove K-12 Chromebook Deployment Services
  Tech to School now offers White Glove Chromebook Deployment Services for our K-12 customers. Our custom imaging racks can process up to 100 Chrome devices at a time speeding up the enrollment and QA process. We can help make the deployment process faster and easier by helping with: Asset Tagging...

ClassWallet for EANS Funding
Tech to School has partnered with ClassWallet to provide EANS funding assistance with device purchases.   ClassWallet is currently used for EANS funding in the following states: AR, FL, GA, IN, MA & SC   To learn more about ClassWallet and how they help with EANS funding visit: https://get.classwallet.com/geer/#new

Iowa Department of Education EANS 1 Funding
Tech to School is an approved vendor by the Iowa Department of Education for EANS I funding. The purpose of the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) program is to provide services or assistance to eligible non-public schools to address educational disruptions caused by COVID-19. For more information on the program visit:...

Ohio EANS 1 Funding
Tech to School is an approved vendor by the Ohio Department of Education for EANS I funding. The purpose of the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) program is to provide services or assistance to eligible non-public schools to address educational disruptions caused by COVID-19. For more information on the program visit:...

Indiana Department of Education EANS 1 Funding
Tech to School is an approved vendor by the Indiana Department of Education for EANS I funding. The purpose of the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) program is to provide services or assistance to eligible non-public schools to address educational disruptions caused by COVID-19. For more information on the program...

Georgia Department of Education/ClassWallet for EANS I Funding
  Tech to School is an approved vendor on Georgia Department of Education/ClassWallet for EANS I funding. The purpose of the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) program is to provide services or assistance to eligible non-public schools to address educational disruptions caused by COVID-19. For more information on the program...

FCC's E-Rate Emergency Connectivity Fund
      K-12 Schools can now use FCC E-Rate ECF funds to purchase devices such as iPads, laptops and Chromebooks from Tech to School.   Tech to School's Form 498 ID or SPIN number is 143052843.   What is the ECF fund? The FCC's Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) is...

Device Trade-In Community Sales
Tech to School now offers a Community Sales program for K-12 schools and districts looking to provide members of their community an opportunity to purchase used devices that are being traded-in. Here's how it works: 1. When your school or district sells or trades-in their old Apple or Chrome devices...

iPadOS 15 System Requirements
iPadOS 15 is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2021. Once the shipping version is released, Tech to School will be offering it as a pre-installed OS option for iPads that can support it. The new iPadOS 15 will run on the following iPads: iPad Mini 4 iPad Mini (5th Generation)...

macOS 12 Monterey System Requirements
The first developer beta of macOS 12 Monterey is being made available immediately. Public betas will begin in July, and the shipping version will be released in the Fall. Once the shipping version is released, Tech to School will be offering it as a pre-installed OS option for Macs that can...

Epic Carts from LocknCharge Now Available
Tech to School now carries the new LocknCharge Epic 24 and Epic 30 carts. These new carts offer an easy way to store and charge multiple devices for the classroom. The insides can be configured to store and charge Chromebooks and tablets up to 14" in size. The Epic carts...

New Chromebooks for K-12
Tech to School now offers brand new Chromebooks for K-12. We carry models designed specifically for K-12 from Lenovo, HP, Dell, Samsung, Acer and Asus. All of our Chromebooks are available with 10-pack Edu discount pricing and can be configured with our Classroom Bundles for additional savings. Classroom Bundles include...

In Support of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
About a year ago, we sent a message about our commitment to being better. We stood with Black Americans against violence and we’re taking the same stand now with Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. We’re proud that many of our colleagues, customers and the students they support are Asian. The people of our company love you...

American Rescue Plan Funding for K-12
  The U.S. Department of Education has released more details on the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding for K-12 schools. More than $81 billion has been released for schools to help set them on a path to full re-opening. Some of these funds are available to help further enhance both remote...

EANS Funding for Non-Public K-12 Schools
The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act) provides $2.75 billion for the Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS) program, which is part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund. These funds can be used to purchase devices from Tech to School for both remote and in-person...

K-12 Chromebook Deployment Solutions
Tech to School now offers Chromebook deployment devices from Go-Box. These boxes allow you to automate the Chromebook setup process for your school or district and setup multiple Chromebooks at a time. Tech to School has a lot of experience with Chromebook auditing, imaging and deployments. If you have questions around Chrome deployments for your school or...

K-12 iPad Deployment Solutions from Cambrionix
  Tech to School is now a Cambrionix Authorized Reseller. We have been using Cambrionix hardware for years in conjunction with our own software to audit, charge and image large amounts iPads and other iOS devices. Cambrionix devices are often used in conjunction with Apple Configurator 2, Apple’s software application for...

macOS Big Sur Imaging for Education
With Apple's release of OS 11.2, we are now able to offer macOS Big Sur as the default OS on compatible devices. Apple has included the command-line 'startosintall' option in 11.2 that was previously available in the public beta but missing in 11.1. Tech to School K-12 customers can now get macOS...

2020 Year in Review
2020 was a year of big challenges. Like many small businesses we were immediately thrust into a new reality seemingly overnight. For a two week period in March we were down to just our Co-Founder, Justin Sanderson, filling orders out of our warehouse.  We immediately began re-configuring our work spaces to...

How One District Made Money by Selling Its School Computers
In the midst of the global pandemic, schools across the country face budget shortfalls and intense pressure to implement 1:1 computing. Dan Gedeon of Parma City Schools faced similar challenges a few years ago and decided to partner with Tech to School. Dan’s story can help schools today maximize their...

How to Handle Device Wear and Tear from Remote Learning
  Ensuring that all students have computers and internet access is essential for remote learning during the pandemic. Looking forward, it is important to plan for the intensive wear and tear on these devices and how your school will respond. Computer Wear and Tear from Remote Learning What will remote...

Computer Considerations to Support Remote Learning
  Digital curriculum is a great way to enable remote learning for K-12 students and educators. To support the use of digital curriculum, you need to find the right devices that meet teaching goals, student needs and budget requirements for in-home or remote use. Since this can be challenging, we...

A Message from Our CEO
Since our founding in 2003, Tech to School has always operated under the guidance of "take care of our customers and each other." We've come together in the past to support our customer community and staff during challenging times and will continue to do so now.  Most of our staff...

Stretch Your School District Technology Budget to Pay for Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is a top priority for district IT leaders, according to CoSN’s 2019 IT Leadership Survey Report. There have been an increasing number of student data breaches, with the most widespread cyber attack in November of 2018 affecting 13,000 schools and universities that were using the Pearson AIMSweb program. School...

Computers for K-12 State Testing
Buying Computers for State Testing  This time of year, district and school leaders are busy preparing for state assessments. On test day, it’s all hands on deck, from classroom teachers and school counselors to administrators and technology specialists. Educators must be trained to administer the tests, and of course the...

7 Reasons Why Your School Should Buy Certified Refurbished iPads and MacBooks
  Purchasing a refurbished tech device may seem risky if you have never purchased one before. However, paying full price for a new iPad or MacBook, let alone equipping an entire classroom, puts an unnecessary strain on your school budget. The smart choice for schools is to invest in certified...

State Purchasing Contracts
Here's a list of state/national purchasing contracts and funding sources that have partnered with Tech to School: TIPS Contracts awarded in multiple states. You can search for us using the TIPS portal here. PEPPM Contracts awarded in multiple states. You can search for us using the PEPPM portal here. EANS in Georgia Learn...

6 Easy Steps to Sell Your School’s Used iPads and Laptops
  Do you have iPads, laptops, or computers that your district no longer needs? There is a great way to earn some extra cash, stretch your district’s budget, and recycle responsibly: Sell your devices to a reputable vendor who specializes in working with schools.  How Do Schools Sell Used iPads...

Considering the Purchase of a Certified Refurbished Device for Your School District?  Why the Tech to School Warranty+ Is Worth It!
To understand why warranties are worth the investment, let’s look at an example that could easily have happened in your school. Imagine your school has a class of second graders studying the Iditarod. The kids are eager to check how their favorite Alaskan huskies are doing each morning. Upon arrival...

Certified Refurbished Technology: What School Districts Need to Know
  This blog post seeks to demystify the term “refurbished” as it applies to computers, laptops, iPads, and Chromebooks used in schools. Let’s start with an analogy. Imagine that you have a teenage son who needs to drive to work. You decide you will invest in a car, but you...