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District tests all kindergartners for gifted, talented program


The Brainerd School District is overhauling the way it identifies gifted and talented students, expanding the process to make it more inclusive of all students.

The Brainerd School Board Curriculum Committee Wednesday heard from Deb Lechner, director of teaching and learning; Erin Herman, gifted and talented coordinator; and Lisa Worden, gifted and talented resource teacher. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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