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MEDIA ADVISORY: State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Visits Bryant Elementary to Highlight Global California 2030 Initiative

WHAT

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson will visit Bryant Elementary School to announce progress on California’s State Seals of Biliteracy, which signifies fluency in another language, and highlight successes in Bryant’s Spanish Biliteracy Program for English Learners.

WHEN / WHERE

Tuesday, September 25 
9 a.m. - Press briefing/student performance 
9:50 a.m. - Classroom tours 
Bryant Elementary School / 2641 25th Street

Media, please RSVP to Laura Dudnick at dudnickl@sfusd.edu or (415) 730-0314.

WHY

The update on the Seal of Biliteracy represents progress in Torlakson’s Global California 2030 initiative, which seeks to rapidly expand the teaching and learning of world languages. The Global California 2030 initiative supports SFUSD’s vision to provide the opportunity for every student to become multilingual and multicultural.

WHO

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson 
SFUSD Deputy Superintendent Brad Stam 
Californians Together leaders 
Students and teachers

AUDIO/VISUAL

Students in the Bryant Mariachi group will perform, followed by a press conference and visits to several classrooms. 

ABOUT BRYANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Bryant Elementary School educates 300 students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grades. Over the last several years the staff at Bryant have been providing intentional and strategic supports for their English Learners which have resulted in significant growth in academic performance in their Spanish Biliteracy Program.

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