Education

Study Finds Kindergarten for Immigrants in Germany Pays Off

By Mary Ann Zehr — August 04, 2009 1 min read

Newsweek mentions immigrant students in Germany in an article about how funding for education is spent in countries outside the United States. (Hat tip to Gotham Schools.) Here’s an excerpt:

In Germany, where the educational achievements of immigrants and other socially disadvantaged groups are strikingly low, a study by Katharina Spiess of the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin found out that if you can get immigrant kids to attend kindergarten, they are 25 percent more likely to go on to a pre-university track.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.