Research: Immersion, bilingual education net equal results

Students who speak Spanish learn to read English just as well regardless of whether they've been taught in English exclusively or in both languages, finds new research from Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University. The study's authors followed three groups of kindergartners who used the same reading program -- regardless of language -- for up to five years to reach their conclusions, called "important" by advocates for both teaching methods.

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