Brainerd School Board Approves Curriculum Changes for 2024-25 and Beyond

Brainerd School Board Approves Science and Math Curricula for Various Grade Levels

As the summer break for students approaches, the Brainerd School Board is already planning for the 2024-25 school year and beyond. At a recent meeting, discussions centered on curriculum for grades K-12, with a particular focus on preparing students for middle school, meeting state standards, and creating an optimal learning environment.

Digital Learning & Curriculum Specialist Robin Knutson and Director of Instructional Technology Christina Lundgren presented three curriculum proposals. The first proposal focused on kindergarten through fourth grade, using media and technology to best prepare students for the transition to middle school. The second proposal addressed the mathematics curriculum for grades five through eight, aiming to provide an updated method to meet state standards in the subject.

For high school students, the proposed science curriculum centered around OpenSciEd, a program that combines OpenSciEd, earth, and space science courses. This curriculum was designed to create a conducive learning environment for students to process information effectively while aligning with the state’s framework for high school science education.

The Brainerd School Board unanimously approved each of the proposed curriculum changes, signaling a commitment to providing students with the best possible education and preparing them for future academic success.

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