New Jersey’s Lakeside Middle School hasn’t met its state testing benchmark since the No Child Left Behind Act was passed 10 years ago. Now it’s partnering with Global Institute for Maximizing Potential to create a simplified math curriculum for students.
As the Daily Journal reports, so far the first-year program is on par with the other schools the Global Institute has worked with. The program will simplify the math curriculum and the way instructors teach it. Next up is the language arts curriculum.
Department of Education numbers show just 48.4 percent of Lakeside students were deemed proficient in math in the 2009-2010 school year. The state benchmark was 61 percent.