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This research snapshot provides an overview of a project led by Sade Bonilla and Thomas Dee, funded through the SERN K-12 Teachers and Classrooms Research Portfolio. The study examines the causal effects of enrollment in San Francisco Unified School District’s 9th grade ethnic studies course among 1,405 students. Previous research found that students in the course had better attendance, had higher grades, and passed more classes during the 9th grade year than students who did not enroll. The current study tests for the enduring impact of ethnic studies on outcomes at the end of high school, including high school graduation and postsecondary enrollment.

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