Board approves changes to English curriculum

May 11, 2010

Middle school students will be able to take new advanced English courses starting in the 2010-11 school year.

The new courses are designed to offer students a more rigorous option than standard English classes, readying them for advanced classes at the high school level, said Beth Erenberger, district director of student learning.

School Board members approved the new courses Monday night.

In addition, the board approved a $180,000 purchase of new textbooks for sixth- through ninth-graders. The new books are intended to add rigor at all ability levels, Erenberger said.

Lastly, the board voted to change the name of the English subject area from communicative arts to English language arts. Erenberger said the new title is a more universally used phrase.

The changes are all part of an ongoing effort to improve Wauwatosa's English, reading and writing instruction, which began last school year.

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