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CITE World: How the Coachella school district handled rolling out 20,000 iPads
Posted on 07/18/2014
Back in 2012, I wrote a story about how southern California's Coachella Valley Unified School District passed Measure X, also known as the Mobile Learning Initative, as a tax plan to raise $20.5 million to give every student and teacher an Apple iPad for use in school and at home. For many of the district's residents, it would be their first personal Internet-enabled device.   more
Summer Healthcare Experience, Senior Awards Night, Apple Distinguished Programs, and more
Posted on 06/02/2014
Three Desert Mirage High School students have been afforded with a wonderful opportunity! UC Irvine Medical Center is hosting their inaugural Summer Healthcare Experience., which is a career exploration and college preparation program. The program is open to  more
Photo: Robert Hopwood
The Desert Sun: Monday Newsmaker: CVUSD superintendent Darryl Adams
Posted on 05/26/2014
QUESTION: You began your career as a musician, then became a music teacher and later moved into administration. After becoming assistant director of human resources in 2010 and spending some time as interim superintendent, you became superintendent in July 2011. It was a challenging time to lead a school district in California. How have you handled the challenges?  more
Photo: Jay Calderon
The Desert Sun: CVUSD Internet gridlock hints at wider woes
Posted on 05/25/2014
An Internet shortage felt throughout Coachella Valley schools this year could be a warning shot for both the state and the nation, an example of how a rapid climb of classroom technology and online testing can stress a limited bandwidth.  more
iPad Deployment
BEST Awards, Scholarships, McCallum Theatre, and More!
Posted on 05/12/2014
Congratulations to Patricia Larios, EL/Migrant Coordinator- 2014 BEST Awards Winner!! We are very fortunate to have Ms. Larios in our CVUSD Team! Ms. Larios has been instrumental in moving forward to capture Migrant Education funds that are due to our students. She has provided Migrant Education programs...  more
Read With Me
Desert Sun: Volunteers keep students reading
Posted on 05/10/2014
Read With Me is an educational support program of 500 volunteers in partnership with local school districts and many private schools.  more
Association of California School Administrators
ACSA: Providing 21st century tools for all students
Posted on 04/07/2014
In moving schools to 21st century learning and teaching, one of the biggest conundrums for educators is how to bring technology into the classroom.   more
NPR: A School's iPad Initiative Brings Optimism And Skepticism
Posted on 10/25/2013
Coachella Valley Unified, a predominantly low-income, agricultural school district in California, is giving every student an iPad. The initiative highlights the problems that districts across the country are facing as they attempt to bring personalized, digital learning to their schools.  more
The Desert Sun: Our Voice: A digital launchpad for student success
Posted on 10/24/2013
The Coachella Valley Unified School District is taking a great leap across the digital divide. It must do so cautiously, but so far things appear to be going right.   more
The Desert Sun: Coachella Valley High School farm to feed needy, train teens
Posted on 10/01/2013
Only a few months ago, this space was an empty, dusty lot. A partnership between a local charity and east valley schools has revived the property, sparking a project to feed the needy while training homegrown farmers.  more
TabTimes: Savvy school district delays iPad rollout to save $430K on new apps
Posted on 09/17/2013
When Apple announced it was going to make several of its paid apps free to new iPad buyers the Coachella Valley Unified School District in Southern California knew it had to act fast and delay buying the iPads it was planning to deploy this week.  more
USA Today: iPads open doors for students in poor school districts
Posted on 09/14/2013
Coachella Valley Unified is one of small number of school districts buying iPads or other tablets for all their students. The district will issue iPads to all students – pre-school through high school – by November.  more
The Desert Sun: Free iPad apps to save CVUSD about $430K
Posted on 09/13/2013
The Coachella Valley Unified School District will save about $430,000 after Apple’s announcement Tuesday that some of its most popular productivity and creativity apps will now be available for free.  more
Blackboard MyConnect
Announcing the New Blackboard MyConnect Portal
Posted on 06/12/2013
Coachella Valley USD is pleased to announce the launch of our Blackboard MyConnect site! This site will enable you to manage...  more