In the news: New STEM labs open, OC students make gains on standards tests, free web design classes for students and more Staff reports August 26, 2016 It’s that time of the week when you’re ready for the weekend, but yes, only after you catch up on all the top Orange County education stories. Let us help you with that: The Irvine Unified School District, which continues to experience rapid growth, opened its fifth comprehensive high school near the Orange County Great Park. Santa Ana College students participated in a writing project aimed at uniting two cultures and challenging stereotypes. The Cypress School District celebrated the grand opening of newly constructed STEM labs and arts classrooms. Orange County students made across-the-board gains on computer-based assessments aligned with California’s English and math standards. Buena Park Library and Coding Cadets paired up to offer free beginning and intermediate web design classes to students in grades six through nine.