Suzanne Griffin-Ziebart

A boost for students "on the cusp"

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THE WEDGE — It was a basic division problem: Split a dozen cookies between two, four, six and 12 plates.

For the most part, the calculations came easily to the five Jefferson Community School fifth graders, who sketched the cookies in their workbooks and added little dots for chocolate chips. Math specialist Robyn Minahan, who was leading the lesson, later described them as students “right on the cusp” of proficiency, and in the district’s midyear push to accelerate academic progress those students are now getting some extra attention.

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