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“When you think about equity, reading and literacy instruction has to be tied to that,” said Jamie Allardice, principal of the school, which comprises mostly Black and Latino students in one of the Bay Area’s poorest ZIP codes. “If we are having kids leave Nystrom unable to read or read at grade level, we need to do our job better.”
Sens. Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Mark DeSaulnier are seeking to add Nystrom Elementary School to Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park as the school educated children whose mothers worked in the shipyards as Rosie the Riveters.
At Nystrom it is clear that a high-quality curriculum is treated as an essential for creating an equity-focused and just school environment. This may sound simple, but working to ensure that each and every student receives inspiring grade-level content every school day is a huge step toward achieving more equitable outcomes.