High school ethnic studies bill approved by California Legislature

The bill requires all school districts and charter schools to offer an ethnic studies course beginning in the 2025-26 school year. Students would be required to take at least one semester of ethnic studies in order to graduate, beginning in 2029-30. Research released Monday found that students who took an ethnic studies course in ninth grade in San Francisco Unified had higher attendance and graduation rates and increased enrollment in college.
—Zaidee Stavely
CAWS will continue to keep you updated throughout the coming months on this important new graduation requirement.