Reading & Literacy

Learning English, and Math

By Sean Cavanagh — October 12, 2009 1 min read

“School newcomer centers,” which educate English language learners who have recently arrived in this country, are increasingly offering academic content to go with basic training in English, my colleague Mary Ann Zehr reports on her Learning the Language blog. Those results were included in the findings of a survey conducted by the Center for Applied Linguistics. Among the academic subjects of interest? Pre-algebra, according to the center.

Lack of English skill is a major hurdle for many students in math classes, as well as in science, as I’ve discussed in previous stories.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.