Ethnic studies classes in S.F. surprisingly successful

Stanford University researchers found that at-risk students who enrolled in a ninth-grade ethnic studies class saw significant improvements in performance and attendance compared to their peers who were not enrolled. Reporter Jill Tucker writes, "the academic benefits of the course were so significant, the researchers who conducted the Stanford study said they were shocked by their own findings." The research could have major implications for the education of San Francisco's predominantly non-white public school population.

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