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League Of Women Voters Of Santa Monica To Host Higher Education Forum March 7

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.

Local Santa Monica student Zoe Goodall has been selected for Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots National Leadership Council.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Education

Santa Monica High Sophomore Joins 2015 National Youth Leadership Council

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.

Venice High School.

News, Venice, Education, Lausd

Venice High Renovations To Be Fast-Tracked Along With 10 Other Schools

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.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

Santa Monica-Malibu School District Encourages Immunization For Measles

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.

Vice President Joe Biden talks to two student reporters before a round table discussion at West Los Angeles College, telling them 'Just remember - you gotta stay in school, go to college - you're going to do that right?' Both said yes.

News, Education, Culver City, Vice President

Joe Biden Visits West Los Angeles College, Touts Free Community College Proposal

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.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation Receives $450,000 Gift

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.

Latest USC news.

News, Education, Usc

USC Annenberg Awarded $1.25 Million To Expand Online Religion Coverage

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.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Education, Smmusd

SMMUSD Parent Survey Nets Strong Response, High Satisfaction

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.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Education, Smmusd

SMMUSD Schedules Special Board Of Education Meeting For Tuesday, Jan. 20

Posted Jan. 13, 2015, 9:59 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 4 pm at the district office, which is located at 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica.

Among the new classes to be offered in Spring is 'Director's Journal: How to Develop Your Directorial Style,' taught by award-winning film director Simone Bartesaghi.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Education

Registration Opens For SMC Communication Education Spring Classes

Posted Jan. 5, 2015, 9:48 am

As SMC Community Education’s vibrant Winter Session gets under way today, it is also looking ahead to an even heartier Spring Semester – with more than 170 classes, workshops and tours, including several new offerings. Registration for both sessions is now open, and spring classes begin Feb. 21.

SMMEF Executive Director Linda Greenberg Gross (fourth from left) receives a check from Judy Hackett, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer at Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corp. (on the far right).

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

SMMEF Meets Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. $100,000 Challenge

Posted Dec. 14, 2014, 9:33 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) has met Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.’s challenge to raise $100,000 by Dec. 31 and has secured a $100,000 matching gift from the Malibu-based company.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

SMMUSD Hosts SECOND LCAP Webinar To Solicit Input From Public

Posted Dec. 10, 2014, 9:57 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will be hosting a series of LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Webinars to solicit input from parents, students, staff and community members.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Education, Usc

LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane To Join USC's Thornton School Of Music

Posted Dec. 10, 2014, 9:16 am

Classical pianist Jeffrey Kahane, music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, will become a part-timer at USC's Thornton School of Music and later, a full professor, once he steps down as chamber director in 2017, the school announced today.

News, Santa Monica, Education

SMMEF Joins #GivingTuesday Movement To Encourage Giving With A Purpose

Posted Nov. 30, 2014, 9:48 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday for the second year in a row, a unique effort to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the charitable giving season.

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Education

Will UC At Last Face Up To Out-Of-State Student Dilemma?

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:01 am

It’s a dilemma that University of California officials have long refused to confront, but one they may soon have to face: How many foreign and out-of-state students can UC absorb and still fulfill its mission of providing an elite education for the very best California high school graduates?

News, Ucla, Education, Westwood

UCLA Approves Measure Requiring Undergraduates To Take Diversity Classes

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:14 am

UCLA's Legislative Assembly has given final approval to a measure that requires undergraduates to take a course on ethnic, cultural, religious or gender diversity, campus officials said in remarks reported today.

News, California, Ucla, Education

Tuition To Increase At UCLA, UC Campuses Following Board Of Regents Vote

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 11:17 am

The University of California Board of Regents approved tuition hikes today that will increase students’ costs by as much as 5 percent a year over the next five years at UCLA and other campuses across the state.

News, Education, Police Department

Mira Costa High School To Reopen Today Following Anonymous Threats

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 8:04 am

Classes are scheduled to resume today at Mira Costa High School, which has been closed the past two days due to anonymous threats posted on the Yik Yak social messaging app.

News, California, Ucla, Santa Monica, Education

UC Board Of Regents To Begin Consideration Of 5 Percent Tuition Hike

Posted Nov. 19, 2014, 9:13 am

Students at UCLA and other UC campuses across the state will have their eyes on San Francisco today, where the university system's Board of Regents is scheduled to begin considering a proposal to hike tuition by 5 percent a year over the next five years.

Phoebe Benun (center), a second grader at Franklin Elementary, poses and smiles with her parents, Sue and Robert Benun, after Christina Garden's second grade class held a theatrical informance in front of parents on Nov. 13.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

Santa Monica-Malibu 'Informances' Provide Interactive Learning

Posted Nov. 16, 2014, 9:21 am

After weeks of learning rhythm and movement, acting and singing, and several mediums of visual arts, students in transitional kindergarten through second grade at five Santa Monica-Malibu Unified elementary schools will showcase what they’ve learned in a special "informance," an integrative learning experience for both parents and their children.

News, Santa Monica, Education

Westside Neighborhood School Begins New Environmental Program

Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 9:00 am

Westside Neighborhood School has partnered with the Grades of Green organization to expand on going more green. Grades of Green is a nonprofit organization, “with a vision of making environmental protection ‘second nature’ in young minds.”

SMC Community Education is offering a 15 percent discount on the new Headshots Workshop, taught by Brian Leng. Discounts are being offered on many of the 80-plus classes in Winter.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Education

Discounts Available On SMC Community Ed Winter Classes

Posted Nov. 1, 2014, 9:25 am

Santa Monica College Community Education is offering a 10 percent discount on all health, fitness and enrichment classes being offered in the Winter Session through Dec. 15 – as well as a 15 percent discount on the new Headshots Workshop.

Sports, Ucla, Football, Education

UCLA Tops USC In Graduating Athletes

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:22 am

Eighty-seven percent of the UCLA athletes who entered the university between 2004 and 2007 graduated within six years of their enrollments, compared to 80 percent who entered cross-town rival USC during the same period, according to statistics released Tuesday by the NCAA.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Lausd

Ramon Cortines To Assume LAUSD Interim Superintendent Role On Monday

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 8:39 am

Ramon Cortines will begin his third stint leading the Los Angeles Unified School District Monday as he assumes the role of interim superintendent.

News, Education, Lausd

LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy Expected To Resign Today

Posted Oct. 16, 2014, 8:06 am

The Los Angeles Board of Education is expected to announce today the resignation of schools Superintendent John Deasy and the appointment of an interim replacement -- possibly former Superintendent Ramon Cortines or a Deasy deputy.

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