Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 9:37 am
Santa Monica College has awarded its third annual Chui L. Tsang Transfer Scholarship to SMC student Cinthia Magaña. The new Tsang Scholar – who has overcome extreme poverty, her undocumented status, and other adverse circumstances to pursue her education – will transfer this fall to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and will receive $15,000 for two years to complete her Bachelor’s Degree.
Posted Jul. 8, 2015, 8:04 am
With a vibrant offering of more than 190 classes, workshops and tours, SMC Community Education’s fall session is now open for registration.
Posted Jun. 28, 2015, 9:11 am
Willow Bay, director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, will receive the Los Angeles Press Club's highest honor, the Joseph M. Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement, today.
Posted Jun. 27, 2015, 8:28 am
Like many Cal State L.A. students, Gregory Hogrebe has complemented his classroom experience with work experience.
Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:31 am
Olympic High School celebrated the graduation of its 36 seniors at a ceremony June 3 at Casa del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica.
Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:17 am
A bill co-sponsored by a Santa Monica legislator that would require almost all school children in California to be vaccinated against diseases such as measles and whooping cough was approved Thursday by the Assembly, putting it a step closer to the governor's desk.
Posted Jun. 24, 2015, 9:48 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education is currently accepting applications for openings on its district advisory committees (DACs).
Posted Jun. 22, 2015, 9:47 am
The public portion of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education Meeting on Wednesday, June 24, will begin at 6:30 pm, instead of 5:30 pm.
Posted Jun. 20, 2015, 9:12 am
Top University of California officials including President Janet Napolitano and several campus chancellors publicly deplore the way activists pushing UC to boycott Israel seemed to spawn outright anti-Semitic actions and outcries over the last few months.
Posted Jun. 15, 2015, 9:45 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has a new director of special education. The Board of Education appointed Pamela Kazee at its June 11 meeting.
Posted Jun. 13, 2015, 9:45 am
Dear Editor, As a long-time supporter of our local public schools, I have followed with great interest the recent successes of the Santa Monica Malibu Education Foundation.
Posted Jun. 7, 2015, 9:41 am
In order to encourage seventh-graders at Lincoln Middle School to reflect on important decisions in their academic and personal futures, 350 students participated in interviews with professionals and community members on the theme, “What is a Worthwhile Life?”
Posted Jun. 6, 2015, 9:41 am
LA MARATHON LLC, host of the Santa Monica Classic, has named the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) as the Official Charity Partner of the annual 5K/10K event, held on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.
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.