Posted May. 20, 2015, 9:56 am
Santa Monica College has received final approval from the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to be part of a landmark pilot program allowing it to offer a Bachelor’s Degree in Interaction Design.
Posted May. 10, 2015, 9:33 am
Dear Editor: Thanks to the district-wide fundraising by Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF), John Muir students and teachers have a breath of fresh air at our school: Classrooms are now staffed by Teacher and Aide; Teachers receive on-going professional training; and students receive specialized support in reading.
Posted May. 6, 2015, 10:16 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) has announced that Pier Party, its largest annual community fundraising event, raised $125,000 on Sunday.
Posted Apr. 24, 2015, 9:18 am
Local parents are invited to an event Saturday intended to educate about the current realities of underage drinking and drug use at house parties. Sponsored by the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) and City of Santa Monica and hosted by CLARE Foundation, the Westside Impact Project and Straight Up Reality Improv, in conjunction with the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD), the #ItsTooEasy Reality Party is a mock high school party where parents and other adults will get a glimpse into what can really go on at underage get-togethers.
Posted Apr. 23, 2015, 9:23 am
The Kabbalah Centre teachers Kabbalah all over the world as a way of expanding consciousness. It has been translating ancient texts and making this wisdom available since 1922.
Posted Apr. 13, 2015, 9:48 am
In a unique community collaboration, the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) has partnered with Pedego Santa Monica and TREATS Frozen Yogurt and Dessert Bar to encourage donations supporting innovative programs in the Santa Monica-Malibu public schools.
Posted Apr. 3, 2015, 8:59 am
More than half of the teenagers in the United States have tried alcohol. With spring break in full swing, this situation is particularly troubling because so many young people end up binge drinking.
Posted Mar. 31, 2015, 9:19 am
Did you know the sixth- through eighth-graders at the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified school participate in a Mindfulness Program, which is a part of the SMMUSD’s initiative to enhance school climate at all sites.
Posted Mar. 22, 2015, 9:52 am
Whether they're conducting interviews of school employees to address a school system issue, analyzing turtles and owls to figure out how to keep bicyclists safe or developing a video game to encourage peers to live a healthy lifestyle, students at John Muir Elementary have embarked on a unique, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program developed by a local District partner, The Exploratory.
Posted Mar. 22, 2015, 9:28 am
In August 2014, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) asked the community to do something extraordinary – raise $4 million dollars annually to fund innovative education and enrichment programs for all children in the Santa Monica and Malibu public schools.
Posted Mar. 20, 2015, 9:05 am
About 160 professionals shared career insights with Santa Monica High School's junior class (all 740 Samohi juniors) during 2015 Career Day on Tuesday.
Posted Mar. 19, 2015, 9:18 am
How do you get people to say ‘yes’ when asking them to donate? This is the topic of a new course being offered through Santa Monica College Community Education, Bundy Campus, beginning April 22.
Posted Mar. 17, 2015, 10:00 am
About 160 professionals will share career insights with Santa Monica High School junior class (all 740 Samohi juniors) during 2015 Career Day today, March 17.
Posted Mar. 16, 2015, 9:30 am
St. Monica Catholic High School students from Santa Monica used the Disneyland Resort as a classroom on Feb. 19 when they participated in the Disney Youth Education Series “Creating a Leadership Legacy” at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim.
Posted Mar. 12, 2015, 8:38 am
The Santa Monica Cradle to Career Initiative (SMC2C) launched the community’s first Kindergarten Readiness Campaign in February, reaching more than 250 families with children aged four to five years at SMMUSD School Round Up events and at various Community Corporation of Santa Monica housing locations.
Posted Mar. 5, 2015, 8:42 am
The City of Santa Monica’s Youth Tech Program has been designated as a “Bright Idea” by the Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.
Posted Mar. 4, 2015, 9:30 am
It's all business for the students of Regional Occupation Program’s Virtual Enterprise class at Santa Monica High School. In an innovative new venture, students developed a product line, made all management decisions including electing a chief executive officer and deciding a salary, and created a business plan to pitch at a simulated trade show in Long Beach, where they won first place.
Posted Mar. 1, 2015, 8:12 am
The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica (LWVSM) invites the community to “Students Speak,” a forum on access to public higher education at Santa Monica College on Saturday, March 7.
Posted Jan. 28, 2015, 9:51 am
Santa Monica High School sophomore Zoe Parcells has been appointed to Jane Goodall Institute’s 2015 National Youth Leadership Council.
Posted Jan. 28, 2015, 9:16 am
Venice High School will be fast-tracked under Superintendent Ramon Cortines’ plan to renovate 11 campuses across the Los Angeles Unified School District, it was reported today.
Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 9:49 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is encouraging parents to have their students immunized against preventable diseases, such as pertussis and measles, currently on the rise in Southern California.
Posted Jan. 23, 2015, 12:56 pm
Vice President Joe Biden met with students and administrators at West Los Angeles College today, touting a presidential proposal to provide two free years of community college by preaching that 12 years of free education is not enough for America in 2015.
Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 9:05 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) announced last week that it has received a major bequest of over $450,000 from a local community supporter, making it one of the largest in the Foundation's 33-year history.
Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 8:43 am
The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism announced today that two grants totaling $1.25 million will be used to fund a new editor and freelance reporting budget for its Religion Dispatches online magazine.
Posted Jan. 14, 2015, 9:57 am
A District-wide survey of parents in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District elicited a strong response from participants and garnered across-the-board high marks for the District's performance on a wide range of parent engagement topics.