New Braunfels ISD to adopt new English Language Arts materials

The new materials will be used for English Language Arts and Advanced Academic classes for grades 6-12. (Courtesy Pexels)
The new materials will be used for English Language Arts and Advanced Academic classes for grades 6-12. (Courtesy Pexels)

The new materials will be used for English Language Arts and Advanced Academic classes for grades 6-12. (Courtesy Pexels)

At a board meeting on Monday, May 18, the New Braunfels ISD board of trustees voted to approve the adoption of new English Language Arts (ELA) and Advanced Academic instructional materials.

The materials for grades 6-12 students was selected by the Secondary ELA Textbook Adoption Committee, which is comprised of teachers representing each secondary campus in NBISD.


According to Dr. Victoria Pursch, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for NBISD, the new materials produced by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt incorporate digital components that will be integrated into the districts one-to-one technology initiative.

“[The materials are] digital, which as we know comes in real handy when you suddenly get to do remote learning so school can continue,” Pursch said.

The program will be adopted over the course of eight years and will be paid for through budgeted funds from the Instructional Materials Allotment committee.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.