New School Assessment Method Focuses on Growth

Dr. Alex Cherniss, superintendent for the San Marino Unified School District, said he has high hopes for the state’s modified assessment methods for its public schools.
Schools will now factor in a variety of ancillary factors for students, on top of testing and proficiency, to determine their effectiveness while identifying areas ripe for improvement, Cherniss explained. Continue reading “New School Assessment Method Focuses on Growth”

USC Business School Inducts Local ‘Jewel’ Into Hall of Fame

San Marino resident and locally renowned jeweler David Lee recently was inducted into his alma mater USC’s Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame, which will adorn the new Fertitta Hall at the USC Marshall School of Business, will recognize 20 entrepreneurs when all is said and done, whether they are USC alumni or not. Continue reading “USC Business School Inducts Local ‘Jewel’ Into Hall of Fame”

‘Hello’ From Outer Space at Huntington Exhibit

Through February, one can listen to communications originating from satellites in Earth’s orbit at the Huntington Library.
This communication amounts to essentially a “hello” from one of the 19 NASA satellites conducting Earth science research for the agency, but the installation through which they communicate is nevertheless captivating. The outdoor installation, which melds auditory art and architectural design with science and technology, is designed to promote interest in NASA’s current projects. Continue reading “‘Hello’ From Outer Space at Huntington Exhibit”

Principal Volunteers for Habitat in Portugal

Huntington Middle School Principal Jason Kurtenbach is absent from his office through Nov. 15, but he isn’t cutting class or playing hooky.
Instead, he’s helping to build a home for a family in Braga, Portugal, as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. He and 13 others will be installing the plumbing and roofing to an under-construction home, with his mother directing the team. Kurtenbach’s mother has volunteered since the ’90s. Continue reading “Principal Volunteers for Habitat in Portugal”