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Current Projects

The SanDERA projects listed below are currently in progress. Please contact Dina Polichar for additional information.

Boosting Take-Up of the Child Tax Credit

UCSD economists Professors Julian Betts, Eli Berman and doctoral candidate and project director Beata Luczywek are working with several school districts in San Diego County to increase awareness of the Child Tax Credit, providing support to help families obtain this refundable tax credit.  The researchers will then study the effects on the academic outcomes of students.

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Changing the Odds

A Short-Cycle Approach to Improving Students' Long-Term Mathematics Outcomes (Funded by the US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences)

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Closing the Gap

Closing the Achievement Gap for Long-Term and Late-Arriving English Learners – a University of California at San Diego (UCSD)/Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Partnership Funded by the William T. Grant Foundation

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School Climate

School Climate and Student Outcomes: Using Research to Tailor Socioemotional Supports in a Large Urban District (Funded by The Spencer Foundation)

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Academic Trajectories

Academic Trajectories and Policies to Narrow Achievement Gaps in San Diego (Funded by the US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences)

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