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Garfield High plans tribute to Jaime Escalante

March 31, 2010 |  5:31 pm

Garfield High will pay tribute to prominent former math teacher Jaime Escalante early Thursday morning at the East L.A. campus with a gathering of the school's ROTC, leadership students, band and drill team, administrators, staff and current and former students.

The school's memorial service is planned for 7:00 to 7:20 a.m. at 5101 E. 6th St.

Escalante, 79, died Tuesday at his son Jaime Jr.'s home in Roseville, Calif. Click here to read The Times' obituary that appeared in Wednesday's paper. More coverage is here.

-- Claire Noland