Eminence School District 'on fire' as it gives students laptops, puts wifi on bus

09/17/2012 04:39 PM

EMINENCE — A district of 600 students 45 minutes northeast of Louisville is blazing into the 21st century with its approach to education. In fact, it’s on fire.

The district gives laptops to its students. It revamped the school week. It buses some students 45 minutes each way to Bellarmine University to take college courses. And to help those students make the most of their bus time, the district installed wifi.

The story of Eminence Independent School District is one of lighting a new path. Superintendent Buddy Berry created the Framework for Innovation in Reinventing Education, or F.I.R.E.

Here’s how it all began:

And watch part two to see how advanced students in Eminence take their education on the road every Tuesday and Thursday to college — all while being online.

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at donald.weber@charter.com.

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