World championship fuels the ambitions of STEAM Legacy’s automotive engineers

World championship fuels the ambitions of STEAM Legacy’s automotive engineers

Above, STEAM Legacy High Principal Carla Barrera-Ortiz and engineering and design teacher Mario Ibarra join their winning team at the H2AC World Championships in Chemnitz, Germany. Oh, what a feeling to leave campus as aspiring automotive engineers and to return as...
Mayor Garcetti brokers new partnership with Netflix and Bernstein High School

Mayor Garcetti brokers new partnership with Netflix and Bernstein High School

Above: Bernstein High School senior Jonathon Castorena shakes hands with Mayor Eric Garcetti during his third visit to the Hollywood campus. In effort to grow the next generation of entertainment industry movers and shakers, Netflx has agreed to “adopt” Helen...
Fairfax High students drive progress as L.A. Metro moves westward

Fairfax High students drive progress as L.A. Metro moves westward

Above: From left, freshman Marianne Gutierrez, teacher Fréda Antoine, senior Valerie Castro and freshman Tiffany Pamilar celebrate making the finals in the Purple Line extension naming contest. Three Fairfax High School students are playing a role in the history of...
New state law allows schools to ‘pass it, don’t trash it’ when it comes to cafeteria leftovers

New state law allows schools to ‘pass it, don’t trash it’ when it comes to cafeteria leftovers

It’s mealtime at Broad Avenue Elementary School in Wilmington, and the students are deciding what they want – and don’t want – to eat. A couple of minutes later, bins set up in each of the classrooms are filled with fruit, uneaten entrees and unopened cartons of milk...
Students build on STEM concepts – literally – to save the planet

Students build on STEM concepts – literally – to save the planet

“If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there to hear it, you still can. And, so can the world.” The new take on the old adage promotes Rainforest Connection, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that is using repurposed technology to fight illegal logging in...