OSCEOLA COUNTIES — A new program was the highlight of Board of Education meeting this week at Reed City Area Public Schools.

During the on Wednesday, Dec. 20, attendees heard about a new math program that encourages students to work together to solve problems.

"The focus is on collaborative learning, project-based learning and mixed-based problems," said Kathryne Eisinger, RCAPS director of curriculum, and state and federal programs. "It moves away from teacher-centered instruction. Students collaborate in groups for real-world problems.

"The workforce requires that employees work well together. Students learn from one another how to solve the prompt for the day."

Eisinger said the program will be implemented for grades six through 12 and will be based on what each individual math class needs.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17. A workshop is set for the same date at 5:30 p.m.