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    Patricia Gandara in LA School Report: “‘A rising tide that lifts all boats’: Having more immigrant peers can boost scores for U.S.-born students, new study finds”


    The positive effects found in the working paper don’t surprise Patricia Gandara, a specialist in immigrant students who works as a professor of education at UCLA. English language learners, who sometimes but not always overlap with those who are foreign-born, often outperform English-only students once they reclassify as fluent speakers, research shows.