The Courier-Journal reports that the Bullitt County board of education has approved plans for designs to add new learning centers in its three high schools.
The new digitally-based centers would be targeted at helping kids who are not progressing in traditional classrooms and will also be used for other programs ranging from advanced course support to adult education.
We saw a similar environment when we visited the Conner High School in Boone County last August to present our report on Digital Learning Now, Obstacles to Implementation in Kentucky.
Conner recently remodeled its library into a multimedia center with a large number of student carrels equipped with individual computer stations. We watched as a class of students moved into the carrels and immediately got to work, more interested in their computer activity than in us even though we had TV station news teams in the room covering our press conference.
Digital learning won’t be the total answer, but it should play a major role in solving some of Kentucky’s most acute education problems.
Clearly, folks in Bullitt County agree.