Catching Up and Moving Forward: Accelerating Math Learning for Every Student

Shalinee Sharma
Event speaker

Shalinee Sharma, CEO & Co-Founder of

Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 02:00pm–03:30pm
164 Angell St., 2nd floor, Providence, RI 02906


Sharma will discuss Zearn’s new, national study -- Catching Up and Moving Forward: Accelerating Math Learning for Every Student -- that shows learning acceleration works at scale. The research, which was recently highlighted in U.S. News & World Report, looked at how 600,000 individual elementary- and middle-school students across all 50 states responded to 5 million instances of learning acceleration and remediation over the past two academic years. This learning acceleration research is relevant for math instruction during school day, in extended time, and tutoring contexts.

About Shalinee Sharma

Shalinee Sharma is CEO and co-founder of Zearn, a nonprofit educational organization behind the top-rated math learning platform used by 1 in 4 elementary-school and 1 million middle-school students nationwide. At Zearn, Sharma and her team are committed to helping all kids believe that they are math kids. In addition to her role at Zearn, she serves on the Braven Board of Directors, is a Pahara-Aspen Fellow and serves as co-chair of the Brown University Advisory Council for the College.

Before founding Zearn in 2012, Sharma spent more than a decade at Bain & Co. leading work for clients in various sectors including technology and education. She has a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University. A child of refugees, Sharma is passionate about universal access to an excellent education.