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.
Posted Dec. 19, 2013, 8:29 am
It is not quite a David and Goliath, but the sparsely-populated Malibu and the relatively more dense city of Santa Monica have been at the center of an ongoing question: should the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) split into two to better serve each community’s respective students?
Posted Dec. 17, 2013, 9:29 am
As part of its commitment to transparency and collaborative decision-making, Santa Monica-Malibu USD invites all parents to participate in the District’s online Homework Survey.
Posted Dec. 15, 2013, 9:48 am
Santa Monica resident Arthur D. Kraus was recently inducted to American Colleges’ Alumni Hall of Fame. The Alumni Hall of Fame was established in 2005 to recognize graduates who embody what the American College stands for - integrity, professionalism, volunteerism and dedication to education.
Posted Dec. 12, 2013, 8:23 am
Santa Monica College is number one in transferring its students to the University of California, according to the California Community College Chancellor’s Office which recently released the 2012-13 data for community college students transferring to the University of California and to the California State University systems. This the the 23rd year in a row that SMC has held this feat.
Posted Dec. 3, 2013, 8:58 am
When Santa Monica mom Valerie Hartford asked her son how he spent his 45-minute bus commute each way to school, he told her he listened to music because he’d get carsick from reading his notes. This prompted Hartford to record her son’s notes, establishing the basic concept of her now evolving text-conversion app called Outlines Outloud.
Posted Nov. 28, 2013, 9:06 am
Earlier this year, Crossroads School second-grader Lucinda Empson-Speiden, the daughter of Rachel Klauber-Speiden and Josh Empson, submitted a poem to a contest that was held for student writers through the United States and Canada.
Posted Nov. 19, 2013, 8:21 am
I am pleased to inform you that the Malibu Schools Environmental Task Force met this weekend to review the first preliminary results of PCB air sampling tests conducted at Malibu High School late last month. We were encouraged by the preliminary results, which show that PCB levels throughout the school are well below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) public health guidelines for schools.
Posted Oct. 30, 2013, 9:05 am
As youngsters, Professor Egghead Science Academy founders and brothers Gary and Shaun Tuch found science education lackluster and sought to redefine methods of teaching, one student at time.
Posted Oct. 28, 2013, 9:21 am
The Santa Monica Democratic Club will host a free talk this Wednesday, Oct. 30 called "The High Cost Of A Four-Year Degree."
Posted Oct. 27, 2013, 9:06 am
Westside Neighborhood School will host internationally recognized author of educational books JoAnn Deak Ph.D. on Nov. 7.
Posted Oct. 19, 2013, 6:20 am
Maybe it’s been just an ego thing or a matter of turf, but administrators and some alumni groups at the University of California and the California State University systems for years have adamantly opposed the notion of community colleges granting anything more than two-year associate of arts degrees.