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Good news for the weekend: Culturally relevant pedagogy succeeds in San Francisco

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Among the books banned in Arizona, when the legislature tried to limit ethnic studies.

In San Francisco high schools, students taking an ethnic studies course improved attendance and overall grades. Students identified as “at risk” – in this case, not a code word for race or poverty, but rather a designation for entering high school students with an eighth grade GPA below 2.0 — were automatically enrolled in the course, according to the Stanford researchers who studied 1,405 students in three high schools from 2010 to 2014. Continue reading

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