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.
Posted Mar. 2, 2014, 8:11 am
Olympic High School principal Janie Gates received notification from State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, that Olympic High School has been selected as a Model Continuation High School for 2014.
Posted Feb. 22, 2014, 6:47 am
Santa Monica High School senior Ryan Roberts and oboe player has been chosen, one more time, to participate in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.
Posted Feb. 17, 2014, 8:04 am
Westside Neighborhood School has introduced the Little Kids Rock program into its elementary music curriculum to help revitalize music in the classrooms by providing an innovative program for teachers that includes free music lessons “aimed to engage and excite young students.”
Posted Feb. 9, 2014, 9:16 am
Region 14 of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), has named Sandra Lyon Superintendent of the Year due to her outstanding leadership.
Posted Feb. 9, 2014, 9:14 am
The Human Relations Council-Santa Monica Bay Area announced its endorsement of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Superintendent Sandra Lyon’s proposal for the Board of Education to allocate sufficient funds to supplement the total donations raised by the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation as of Jan. 31, 2014.
Posted Feb. 8, 2014, 6:42 am
California Governor Jerry Brown and a lot of public school officials are just now rediscovering how right the 18th Century Scottish poet Robert Burns was when he observed that “The best laid plans of mice and men oft’ go astray.”
Posted Feb. 6, 2014, 8:57 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is launching a stakeholder survey this Friday.
Posted Jan. 8, 2014, 9:25 am
Louis Cozolino, author and professor of psychology, will share information Thursday from his research and teachings on the brain and social learning
Posted Dec. 23, 2013, 9:19 am
Will Rogers Elementary School in Santa Monica held a Caine's Arcade event on Thursday where all classes from 1st through 5th grade enjoyed a day of sharing their creations.