Berkeley school board approves renaming Jefferson Elementary School after Ruth Acty

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Ruth Acty, who was the first Black teacher in Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, taught kindergarten students at Longfellow School. During a BUSD meeting Wednesday, a motion to rename Jefferson Elementary School after Acty was approved.

Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, board members unanimously approved a motion to rename Jefferson Elementary School after Ruth Acty at a special meeting Wednesday.
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