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Brooklyn Center Community Schools named recipient of Magnet School Assistance grant

October 1, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Education announced a new cohort of four Magnet School Assistance Grant awardees and the Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD) was named a recipient. Brooklyn Center Community Schools applied for the grant in partnership with NWSISD, along with several other schools in the NWSISD.

“Being awarded this grant at the infancy of our STEAM implementation is truly something for our whole community to celebrate,” said superintendent Dr. Carly Baker. “The grant will provide resources for staff and students to help further STEAM learning in every BC classroom.”

Students investigate a crime scene

BCCS began implementation of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) in the fall of 2017. Starting in kindergarten, students learn how to code. High school students have experiences in the biomedical field, including how to analyze a crime scene, build a medical device and learn how the human body works. STEAM education incorporates the “A” for the arts – recognizing that to be successful in technical fields, individuals must also be creative and use critical thinking skills which are best developed through exposure to the arts.

Now that the district has been named a grant recipient, planning will begin. More information about STEAM implementation will be shared with the community throughout the planning process. Click here to learn more about STEAM in BCCS.