In order to help students pursue a STEM major at the higher educational level, the Edison Scholarship program was developed to help students from underserved community members, such as diverse ethnic groups, people with disabilities, women, low-income and LGBTQ+ populations.
Gilbert High School Mercadito opens as district’s first permanent pantry
Anaheim Union High School District opened the first permanent food pantry at Gilbert High School in partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
Now that the Gilbert Mercadito is open, many students, families and community members will have the opportunity to visit the pantry twice a week.
Disparities in ‘unexcused’ absences deepen California education inequities, harming Latinos and others
Although students don’t face punitive consequences for excused absences, unexcused absences can lead to students being denied credit for missed work, excluded from extracurricular activities, and eventually taken to court and fined. Socioeconomically disadvantaged students are much more likely to have their absences labeled unexcused. This is also true for Black, Native American, Latino and Pacific Islander students relative to white, Asian American and Filipino students. Black students experience the largest disparity.
T.I.M.E Community School provides academic opportunities for Latino students in Montebello
T.I.M.E Community School (TCS) is a STEM and Visual Performing Arts High School. TCS was approved as a charter school in the city of Montebello in July 2020. It went on to become one of the few schools in Southern California that were opened during the beginning of the pandemic.