Education

District 153 emphasizes English/Language Arts for 7th graders

The District 153 school board agreed to a curriculum change that will double the time seventh graders spend on English/Language Arts instruction. 

At the May 9 meeting, board members unanimously approved the proposal from Superintendent Scott McAlister. Currently, students enrolled in Spanish and French take their first language instruction in seventh grade and continue on for the second semester in eighth grade. The switch will make the foreign language classes available only in eighth grade. 

McAlister said students won’t be losing anything. They will still receive a year’s worth of instruction in . . .

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