JUMP Math Success at the Manhattan Charter School

Closing the Achievement Gap in Math
Panel Discussion and Demo Lessons, April 18, 2016

The Manhattan Charter School saw the biggest improvement in state math scores in New York City in 2014, the year it adopted JUMP Math for its fourth grade students. Journalist David Bornstein, who wrote a two-part series on JUMP Math for The New York Times, led an engaging panel discussion about what makes our “guided discovery” approach different, how teachers at the school feel it works, and why it matters for their low-income students.
 

      

Panelists included:

  • Jason Zimba, Founding Partner, Student Achievement Partners and a lead author of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
  • Harriet Fayne, Dean, School of Education, Lehman College - CUNY
  • Melanie Greene, Teacher, Manhattan Charter School
  • John Mighton, Founder, JUMP Math

Watch the video!

Watch the complete panel discussion.

Watch Jason Zimba’s excerpt of the panel.

Watch Harriet Fayne’s excerpt of the panel.

Watch Melanie Greene’s excerpt of the panel.

 

New York City-based journalists, donors, and supporters joined us for the panel and two demo lessons including Andrea Johnson, Head of US Financial Education at TD Bank, which is a longtime supporter of JUMP Math in both Canada and the U.S. 

Click here for the full press release.