Darryl Adams got iPads, wi-fi for every student in Coachella. Here’s what he’s up to now
Darryl Adams put an iPad in the hands of every one of the 18,000 students in the Coachella Valley Unified School District, one of the poorest districts in the nation. Then he installed Wi-Fi on school buses and parked those buses throughout the district’s 1,250 square miles, so those kids’ iPads could get online. “The...
By Tim Newcomb | April 21, 2017 4:42 pm
Boyle Heights school wins national award for technology
The Math, Science & Technology Magnet Academy at Theodore Roosevelt High School became the first school in the state to win national recognition for leveraging technology. It is also the first time that a school with a predominantly Latino student body received the honor from the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), according to Eastern...
By Mike Szymanski | July 23, 2015 1:26 pm
Aspire charters planning to expand ‘blended learning’ model
Aspire Public Schools, a nonprofit charter school operator with 12 schools chartered through LAUSD, announced this morning that it will expand its blending learning curriculum to all of its elementary schools in the Los Angeles region by the end of the 2015-16 school year. The expansion is supported by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation,...
By Chase Niesner | February 5, 2014 10:46 am
Low-Income Schools Getting First Wave of New iPads
When school starts on August 13, students on 47 campuses will receive back-to-school gifts: brand new iPads, courtesy of LAUSD’s $30 million first phase of its technology plan, which aims to give every student and teacher an iPad by the end of 2014. And many of the campuses are located south of the 10 freeway....
By Hillel Aron | July 31, 2013 9:36 am
Black Girls 6 Times as Likely to Be Suspended as Whites. ‘Let Her Learn’ Looks to Reverse the Trend
High School Sophomore Wins Google Contest — and $30,000 Scholarship — With Diversity Doodle
The Political Parallels and Contradictions of the School Choice, Food Choice — Er, Food Stamps — Debate
Marathon Board Meeting Signals Changes to Come
As anyone following us on Twitter knows all too well, Tuesday’s School Board meeting was a marathon session that lasted well into the night — much of it accompanied by the sound of protesters drumming on the street outside. Among several key decisions the Board arrived at during the lengthy session were votes to award a...
By Hillel Aron | June 19, 2013 10:38 am
Update: Controversy Awaits $30 Million iPad Vote
The School Board will face a mini controversy tomorrow when it votes on whether or not to to purchase roughly 31,000 Apple iPad tablets at a cost to LAUSD of $30 million. The appropriation would be the first step in Superintendent John Deasy’s ambitious plan of equipping every student and teacher with a touch-screen tablet...
By Hillel Aron | June 17, 2013 12:10 pm