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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?