Meet Stacy and Bailey Katz, Westwood, Los Angeles

Meet Stacy and Bailey Katz, Westwood, Los Angeles

They say it takes a village to raise a child. When Stacy Katz became a mom in 2007, she created her own. A single parent of Bailey, now age 8, she left San Francisco, where she’d been working in public relations since the mid ‘90s, and bought a duplex in Los Angeles’s Westwood neighborhood. Then she talked Bailey’s grandparents into moving in. 

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Max Ventilla of AltSchool is Taking Tech—and More—to the Classroom

Max Ventilla of AltSchool is Taking Tech—and More—to the Classroom

“It’s insane,” says Max Ventilla, founder of AltSchool in San Francisco. “There’s this notion that the preschool you apply to is a feeder for the elementary school, which is a feeder for the high school, which is a feeder for college, and that if you don’t choose right from the beginning, your kid is going to be a drop-out and have no job prospects.” Insanity notwithstanding, that mindset was strong enough to set Ventilla to thinking strongly about the future of his daughter, Sabine’s, education, and how he might alter its course.

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