In the news: OCDE’s STEM Student Showcase, OC Pathways, 9/11 ceremonies and more

We’re nearing the end of another week. Here’s a roundup of education stories you might have missed:

  • Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth, Michelle Cross has become a standout runner on Trabuco Hills High School’s cross country and track teams, taking three bronze medals in last spring’s CIF State Championships.
  • Using video conferencing technology, students from Irvine’s Portola Elementary School virtually toured the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Penn. to learn about the airline passengers who valiantly fought back against hijackers on 9/11.
  • For one month, the city of Irvine will double the amount of money it provides to match local class-size reduction fundraising, benefiting the Irvine Unified School District as well as schools in Tustin and Santa Ana.