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Auditors said Duval’s new elementary English Language Arts curriculum is highly aligned with state standards. But while school principals are feeling good about its implementation, teachers aren’t necessarily sold.

School board members heard the results of the second phase and final recommendations of the curriculum audit by the company Educational Directions Thursday afternoon. Results from the first phase which focused on the curriculum's alignment, were presented in December.

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Auditors were overwhelmingly positive about Duval County’s elementary language-arts curriculum after the first phase of their probe, examining the materials’ alignment with state standards.

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The Duval County School Board has approved five new curricula.

The new materials will cost the district around $5.3 million. About a third of that will go toward a middle-school language arts curriculum.

Last month, Duval Superintendent Nikolai Vitti switched his recommendation from a curriculum slightly more aligned with state standards, to one a committee of teachers liked better, Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt Collections.

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Duval County Superintendent Nikolai Vitti is asking the School Board to consider a new middle-school language arts curriculum for next year.