School buses bring Wi-Fi to impoverished families
Posted on 12/22/2014
Near the shore of the murky Salton Sea in the Southern California desert, a bus drives up to West Shores High School each day with a critical connection: A Wi-Fi router mounted behind an interior mirror, providing Internet access for students whose homes aren’t wired. At night, the bus driver parks more than 15 miles away on a sand driveway in a mobile home park. There, the hotspot is available to students as long as the battery lasts. On most nights, it fades after one hour.
President Obama praises CVUSD's iPad, Internet plans
Posted on 11/19/2014
President Barack Obama singled out the Coachella Valley Unified School District during a meeting with hundreds of education leaders Wednesday, praising a plan to spread Internet throughout the east valley with Wi-Fi routers mounted on school buses.
AirWatch Announces Enterprise Mobility Excellence Award Winners at AirWatch Connect Atlanta 2014
Posted on 09/11/2014
AirWatch® by VMware, the leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, announced the North America winners for the 2014 Enterprise Mobility Excellence Awards at AirWatch Connect™ Atlanta, the leading event for enterprise mobility.
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.
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
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?