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Alonso Martinez, a first-grader at the Otis School, listened to teacher Lavinia Maguzzu.
Alonso Martinez, a first-grader at the Otis School, listened to teacher Lavinia Maguzzu. (Globe Staff Photo / Essdras M. Suarez)

Family adjusts to English-only law

(By Monica Rhor, Globe Staff, 10/12/03)
As a new school year began, the Martinez family, along with thousands of other immigrants, made the adjustment to learning in the era of English immersion.

Language challenges children, parents

(By Monica Rhor, Globe Staff, 12/14/03)
Non-English-speaking parents face a new world where school letters, parent-teacher conferences, and report cards will be in a language they may not understand.

English immersion hits home

(By Monica Rhor, Globe Staff, 3/21/04)
The questions flutter in Carmen Martinez's mind: Are her children learning English so completely that it will blot out their native language and culture?
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