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English teacher Karen Kehlet gives eighth-grade students one-on-one guidance last week in class at Egan Junior High School. Egan adopted a new English curriculum this school year.
The Los Altos School District’s new English curriculum for its two junior high schools has drawn criticism from parents, but district officials defend the strategy-based system that allows students to choose their own reading materials.
Nancy Bremeau, whose son attends Egan Junior High, told the Town Crier that many parents hire tutors to supplement the new English curriculum, which she said “no longer offers grammar, spelling and vocabulary instruction.”