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.
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.
Posted Oct. 4, 2014, 7:38 am
Real estate brokerage site Movoto has published an article on the smartest cities in the USA, ranking Santa Monica as number one out of 109.
Posted Sep. 23, 2014, 7:36 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu School District has announced that more than 400 Advanced Placement (AP) students at Malibu High and Santa Monica High schools have received AP Scholar awards, according to data recently received from the College Board.
Posted Sep. 16, 2014, 9:33 am
Tech giant Google surprised hundreds of Los Angeles teachers on Monday by fulfilling their requests for books, microscopes, musical instruments and other classroom materials through the crowd-funding website DonorsChoose.org.
Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:54 am
In Santa Monica, children are reading more than ever. At the Santa Monica Public Library, its “Fizz, Boom, READ” (for children) and “Spark a Reaction” (for teens) summer reading themes helped the reading stats explode.
Posted Sep. 13, 2014, 7:30 am
For three months, the time bomb that is the Vergara vs. California court decision lurked in the background as two of this fall’s major political contests gradually took shape.
Posted Sep. 10, 2014, 9:09 am
U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the nation's best colleges released on Tuesday ranked UCLA tied for 23rd and USC tied for 25th.
Posted Sep. 7, 2014, 9:35 am
After battling through two cancer surgeries, Santa Monica resident Justin D'Agostino has emerged a bright and shining star.
Posted Jul. 13, 2014, 9:14 am
Students at Glendale's Tobinworld, the pioneering education and treatment center for autistic and emotionally disturbed youth, got a rare opportunity to surf the Pacific Ocean through a partnership with Buccaneer Board Riders, the premier clothier to the surfing world and Santa Monica-based Project Save Our Surf, an educational nonprofit dedicated to preservation of marine life.
Posted Jul. 2, 2014, 9:03 am
Banc of California, Inc. has announced a focus on financial literacy in cooperation with the University of Southern California (USC) Athletics department as the company was named the “Official Bank of USC Athletics.”
Posted Jun. 19, 2014, 8:53 am
The founder of an investment firm in Santa Monica has donated $15 million to USC, it was announced last week. Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., a USC trustee and real estate magnate, made the donation to the university’s Marshall School of Business.
Posted May. 25, 2014, 12:00 am
CityTV’s live call-in program “It’s Your Call” will feature Sandra Lyon, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Superintendent on Thursday, May 29 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on cable channel 16.
Posted May. 19, 2014, 8:01 pm
The Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Susan Yakich as the new Principal of McKinley Elementary School.
Posted May. 17, 2014, 8:00 am
The school district is launching a Special Education Satisfaction Survey on May 19.
Posted May. 10, 2014, 9:15 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s Financial Oversight Committee (FOC) is seeking qualified candidates who will bring a depth of business and/or financial expertise to the committee.
Posted May. 8, 2014, 12:48 pm
Santa Monica College trustee Dr. Louise Jaffe was elected president of the California Community College Trustees for 2014-15, it was announced today.
Posted May. 4, 2014, 7:19 am
As springtime admission and rejection letters went out from the nine undergraduate campuses of the University of California, the squeeze on this state’s most promising high school graduates became tighter than ever before.
Posted Apr. 30, 2014, 8:56 am
The California Department of Education has released new graduation rate data for the Class of 2013. The rate for SMMUSD’s Class of 2013 climbed to a remarkable 93.5 percent.
Posted Apr. 27, 2014, 8:00 am
Whole Foods Market Santa Monica and McKinley Elementary School spent Friday afternoon partying in the garden to celebrate their Whole Kids Foundation garden grant.
Posted Mar. 27, 2014, 8:35 am
McKinley Elementary in Santa Monica has been named a finalist in L.A. County’s third annual Trash-Free Lunch Challenge.
Posted Mar. 22, 2014, 6:00 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, March 26 at 4 pm.
Posted Mar. 16, 2014, 7:02 am
The fifth-grade class at St. Monica Catholic Elementary School gathered in their auditorium for a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, March 11 marking the completion of a 10-week D.A.R.E. program taught by Santa Monica police officer Austin Brown.
Posted Mar. 12, 2014, 9:47 am
New Roads High School sophomores Amanda Gorman and Alex Thorland have both earned high-profile accolades that will take them all the way to New York City this spring; Gorman for her student leadership, and Thorland for his acting prowess.
Posted Mar. 4, 2014, 9:48 am
Santa Monica native Lindsay Plotkin, a senior philosophy major at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. Plotkin is graduate of Brentwood School.