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English period

Some educators say pushing immersion before bilingual classes may do more harm than good

Marian Lora, who recently moved to Framingham from the Dominican Republic, takes part in an English-immersion class at the Brophy School. Marian Lora, who recently moved to Framingham from the Dominican Republic, takes part in an English-immersion class at the Brophy School. (Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)
By Lisa Kocian
Globe Staff / September 25, 2008

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Do you remember the indecipherable teacher's voice from old Charlie Brown cartoons? That's what second grade sounds like to 7-year-old Marian Lora. (Full article: 1252 words)

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