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Teachers, parents protest end of bilingual program

State to stop Dever dual-language instruction

As the state moves to takeover the Dever Elementary School in Dorchester, many teachers and parents are protesting a plan to scrap a popular program that aims to make students fluent in both English and Spanish.

State officials say the dual-language program played a major role in the Dever’s persistently low test scores that caused it to slide into receivership and they believe that an English-only approach to instruction is the best way to boost achievement.

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