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Language Immersion and the Achievement Gap

To what extent could dual language immersion education help eliminate the achievement gap in Minnesota? Studies both large and small find that immersion students from diverse ethnic, linguistic, socioeconomic and developmental backgrounds outperform peers taught in English-only classrooms.

Tara Fortune, Immersion Program Director for the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition at the University of Minnesota, and Tina Maynor, Founding Lead Teacher at Pierre Bottineau French Immersionn in Minneapolis, will discuss these as well as the design factors needed for good educational outcomes.

The forum is December 9th at noon at Mount Zion Temple in St. Paul.

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