Berkeley’s Two-Way Immersion (TWI) program, which was developed primarily to increase the academic achievement of English Learners, is one of the crown jewels of Berkeley’s public school system. The TWI program has been a success, but the fact that it is dispersed across three schools has stifled its potential, argue three authors in an Opinionator column published today. Read why they think a consolidated TWI school would solve many of the most pressing problems with the current implementation of TWI.

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