Lisa Hood joins a panel discussion at the Promising Math Program October 13 with Rachel Eifler, Northeast Washington Educational Service District 101, and Diego Ferney Giraldo, Chicago Public Schools. They will be providing their perspective as they relate early mathematics in particular.

There are many practical and political issues that arise when organizations like states and cities take on the task of educating dual language learners. Questions about language of instruction, assessment tools, curricula, and teacher preparation all come into play. While these issues are often discussed in terms of literacy, they are less frequently addressed as they impact math learning. Further, when there is a “content” focus to the discussion, it is often specific to the needs and issues of older students.