By Peggy McGlone/The Star-Ledger


That same sense of engagement can be found in the spacious math centers at William C. McGinnis Middle School in Perth Amboy, which is half-way through its first year of Teach to One Math. Last summer, the school renovated its classrooms for six, seventh and eighth grades, creating open spaces where eight general and special education math teachers work with 120 students at the same time.

“The shift is from these are my kids to they are our kids,” math instructional leader Marie Bermudez said. “We hold each other accountable. We sink or swim together.”


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