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Biliteracy and the Educational Achievement of Latino High School Students

  title={Biliteracy and the Educational Achievement of Latino High School Students},
  author={Amy C. Lutz},
As children of immigrants have an increased presence in U.S. school systems, a growing literature has begun to uncover the relationship between their language proficiencies and educational development. Little research has focused specifically on English-speaking Latinos/as, who make up the bulk of the Latino/a population, and the impact that Spanish maintenance might have on their educational outcomes. This research addresses the relationship between Spanish maintenance and academic achievement… 

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