Category: Education

Streamlining the ‘Supply Chain’  

Santa Monica College math major creates website that connects health care pros with much-needed PPE By Dev Jaiswal and Christina Campodonico His passions span derivatives, coding and service. Fifteen-year-old Santa Monica College math major Max Steinberg has used his interest in computer programming to join the fight against the coronavirus. Inspired by a story from a close relative, he has created a website, called Supply Chain, to help medical professionals secure more personal protective equipment. “When I heard that my close relative was going to work in a scuba mask, I was really surprised because his hospital couldn’t get...

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Celebrating the Graduates

The Rotary Club of Westchester honors 2020 scholarship winners By Dev Jaiswal Senior year looked very different for most of West Los Angeles’ 2020 high school graduates. In-person classes? No. College visits? Nope. Prom? Absolutely not. Graduation? Too bad. And for the six Rotary Club of Westchester scholarship recipients from Playa del Rey’s Saint Bernard High School and Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet, no traditional awards ceremony either. Due to this year’s pandemic, the Rotary Club had to cancel their usual buffet meal at the LAX-adjacent Crowne Plaza Hotel honoring recipients of their scholarship awards program. But the club got...

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A New School Year with a New Approach  

LAUSD is ‘all hands on deck’ for the start of school and distance learning By Nick Melvoin Melvoin represents District 4 on the school board of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The Los Angeles Unified School District welcomed our families back to school this week, but it was a new year unlike any other as students logged on to learn from home. In the face of this year’s nearly impossible challenges, we have rolled out unprecedented new efforts to meet the needs of the students and families I represent on the LA Unified Board of Education, while also...

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EDUCATION: From Samohi to Hollywood  

Local grad Caroline Ho is making the most of an unusual summer with a fellowship at the Television Academy By Dev Jaiswal Current rising college junior Caroline Ho is pursuing a music fellowship with the Television Academy Foundation, the charitable branch of the organization that hosts the Emmy Awards. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ho’s in-person internship at a major studio was revamped into a virtual fellowship, replete with professional development programming, networking and interview prep with leading composers in the television industry. “I’m still grateful that the Emmy Foundation put together a program for us that could be...

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