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English Only Law Pushes Immigrant Students Out

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Students learning English make up 19 percent of Boston school children, and a new study finds they're at a disadvantage.

The UMass Boston report out Tuesday says more immigrant students are dropping out or entering special education programs in the city's schools. The research looks at the effects of all-English education on the state's largest school system over the past six years.

Here's WBUR's Bianca Vazquez Toness with details.

This is an excerpt of a special Project Dropout report. To see and hear the entire story, go to

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