COACHELLA VALLEY, CA (CBS News) —When 9th grader Anisa Perez takes the bus home from school, she does her homework using the Wi-Fi network on her school bus.
The bus essentially works as a large mobile hot spot, thanks to Coachella Valley school district superintendent Darryl Adams.
He’s a former rock musician, who believes technology is the key to a quality education. Under his direction, Coachella became the first school district in the country to put iPads in the hands of every student — Pre-K to 12th grade.
But that’s when Adams uncovered a new problem: most of his students, like Anisa, do not have Internet access or service at home.
—Video: Department of Education, Office of Education Technology