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Kindergarten Language Immersion and Classroom Dynamics

One of the realities of a language immersion program is that everyone is starting at the same level. Maybe my kid can’t read but somebody else’s kid can. Guess what? When the class starts and the teacher is speaking only Spanish, every kid is lost. Every kid is starting from scratch. So by definition, the students are all at the same level, at least for vast chunks of the curriculum.

Beyond the Usual Suspects

When I talk to other parents about Philadelphia public elementary schools, inevitably the same handful of schools are of interest to them.  …