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Can an Ethnic Studies Class Improve Grades?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 13, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 14:21

While school districts across the country debate how – or even if – to teach students about racism’s past and present in America – researchers at Stanford find that a course tackling those topics in 9th grade helps struggling students do better academically throughout high school. Thomas Dee is one of the researchers on this study – he’s a professor of education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. (Segment produced by Sam Faulconer)