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Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Education

UC Heeds Its Critics; Will Take More Californians

Posted Dec. 5, 2015, 9:37 am

After more than three years of steadfastly denying the increased enrollment of foreign and out-of-state students could endanger the very California identity of the University of California, it's stunning and encouraging to see the 10-campus system do an about face.

Vistamar School is a private independent high school in the South Bay region of Los Angeles.

News, Video, Education

VIDEO: Vistamar School - The Best Education The World Has To Offer

Posted Dec. 4, 2015, 10:20 am

Vistamar School is a private independent high school in the South Bay region of Los Angeles. Applications for the 2016-2017 school year are due on Jan, 31, 2016.

STAR Prep Academy, now in its 12 year, welcomes new students, grades 6 through 12, to join the experience of education as it should be. If you and your student are looking for a future of limitless possibilities, you’ve found the place in STAR Prep.

News, Video, Education

VIDEO: STAR Prep Academy, The Sky Is No Longer The Limit…

Posted Dec. 4, 2015, 10:17 am

STAR Prep Academy, now in its 12 year, welcomes new students, grades 6 through 12, to join the experience of education as it should be. If you and your student are looking for a future of limitless possibilities, you’ve found the place in STAR Prep Academy, where the sky is no longer the limit…

Luthern Williams.

News, Santa Monica, Education, New Roads

New Roads School Names Luthern Williams As Head Of School

Posted Dec. 2, 2015, 10:11 am

New Roads School, one of Southern California’s leading independent schools for students in grades K-12, announced today that Luthern Williams has been named Head of School.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist, Education

Good News, Bad News In Latest School Test Scores

Posted Nov. 28, 2015, 9:20 am

There was good news and bad news – and in other ways no news at all – in the latest results of standardized tests given each year to California public school students.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Santa Monica, Education

SMMEF Announces Gift Of More Than $110,000 From Dun & Bradstreet

Posted Nov. 25, 2015, 9:46 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation announced that it has received a gift of $110,000 from Dun & Bradstreet.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist, Education

Anti-Semitism Issue Becomes Test For UC Chief

Posted Nov. 14, 2015, 9:09 am

It’s rather doubtful that Janet Napolitano worried much when she first heard vandals scrawled swastikas and the message “Jews to the gas chamber” inside a restroom on a University of California campus.

State Senator Ben Allen represents Santa Monica and much of the Westside in his 26th District.

News, Santa Monica, Education

Watch: State Senator Ben Allen To Convene Oversight Hearing On Arts Education

Posted Nov. 6, 2015, 12:41 pm

State Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica), chair of the state legislature’s Joint Committee on the Arts, will convene an oversight hearing to examine the state of arts education in California schools today at 1 pm.

One of the new classes this Winter at SMC Community Ed is Afrovibe, taught by Ashley Chatman.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smc

Register Now Open For Santa Monica College Community Ed Winter Session

Posted Nov. 5, 2015, 8:08 am

Get a jumpstart on New Year’s resolutions by registering now for Winter Session classes, workshops, tours, lectures and more at SMC Community Education.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Education

Exit Exam Demise Cheapens High School Graduation

Posted Oct. 31, 2015, 8:28 am

The single easiest bill for California legislators to pass this year probably was Senate Bill 725, giving about 5,000 high school students the ability to graduate without taking the state’s high school exit exam, which suddenly became unavailable when they tried to take it in July.

Santa Monica High School is a regional Title 1 school serving a diverse population of 3,100 students form a wide range of cultures, backgrounds, and households.

News, Samohi, Health, Santa Monica, Education

Help Santa Monica Win LA2050 Funds To Address Teen Mental Health

Posted Oct. 27, 2015, 10:11 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and City of Santa Monica are asking for the community to support efforts to tackle the teen mental health issues by casting their vote for The Thrive Center at Samohi in this year’s LA2050 contest.

Vistamar School in El Segundo prides itself on being 'the best education the world has to offer.'

News, Education, El Segundo

The Best Education In The World At Vistamar School

Posted Oct. 21, 2015, 10:18 am

Vistamar School in El Segundo prides itself on being “the best education the world has to offer.”

More than 22 Southern California schools participated In Grades of Green’s Annual Trash Free Lunch Challenge.

Santa Monica, Education, Schools, Sustainability

Santa Monica Schools Compete in Annual Trash Free Lunch Challenge

Posted Oct. 5, 2015, 10:27 am

When it comes to lunchtime trash, less is definitely more. That’s the lesson environmental education nonprofit Grades of Green taught students during the fifth annual Trash Free Lunch Challenge (TFLC) this year.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, Santa Monica, Education, Latinos

Latino Education Gap, Dropout Rates A Big Problem

Posted Oct. 2, 2015, 6:00 am

But the biggest problem this state faces as it looks to the future may be the fate of the children belonging to its single largest ethnic group.

Video production student Rocio Amaya attend the Portfolio Show at Art Institute of California – Los Angeles.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Education, Arts

Visual Art School Students Get The Chance To Show Their Skills

Posted Oct. 2, 2015, 6:00 am

Trying to stand out in a competitive job market today can be difficult. But students at the prestigious Art Institute of California – Los Angeles in Santa Monica got the chance to show off their creative skills to professionals during a unique and fascinating “Portfolio Show.”

Latest Santa Monica College news.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smc

SMC Debate Team Faces-Off With the British National Debate Team

Posted Sep. 21, 2015, 8:20 am

“Is Gender Equity Possible?” will be the topic of a debate at Santa Monica College between the English-Speaking Union’s 2015 British National Debate Team and the SMC Debate Team.

Heal the Bay hosted LAUSD students at the beach on Wednesday in the name of eco-education. For some kids it was there first time at the beach.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Santa Monica Beach

700 Students Flock to Santa Monica Beach, Aquarium Today

Posted Sep. 16, 2015, 9:14 am

Approximately 700 2nd to 5th grade students from under-served schools in Los Angeles County will visit the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium and the beach today for a day of ocean fun and interactive learning games at Heal the Bay’s Coastal Cleanup Education Day.

Democratic icon.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Events, Policy

Key Education Policy Makers Unite At Santa Monica Democratic Club

Posted Sep. 8, 2015, 9:29 am

An all-star cast of policy makers will band together with the Santa Monica Democratic Club for "Back to School with the Santa Monica Democratic Club," a conversation about education.

Latest Santa Monica College news.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Education

SMC Panel Confronts Anger, Fear, Violence In Today’s Society

Posted Sep. 8, 2015, 9:12 am

Santa Monica College will present a distinguished panel discussion on new developments in understanding and addressing the anger, fear, and violence in today’s society.

Santa Monica College (SMC) received a MUREP MC31 grant from NASA to expand STEM education. SMC student Maria Cabrera conducts research in a genetics lab at UCLA as part of the College’s STEM 'Science and Research Initiative' collaboration with UCLA.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Education

NASA's Minority University Project Selects SMC For Grant

Posted Sep. 6, 2015, 9:48 am

NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has selected Santa Monica College (SMC) as one of four community colleges nationwide to receive a MUREP Community College Curriculum Improvement (MC3I) grant.

Latest Santa Monica Public Library news.

News, Santa Monica, Library, Education

Free College-Prep Programs At Santa Monica Public Library In September

Posted Sep. 5, 2015, 9:43 am

Back to school time for teens often means stress about college. The Library can help!

Santa Monica College student Cinthia Magaña was awarded the 2015 Chui L. Tsang Transfer Scholarship and will transfer to UCLA this fall.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Education, Smc

Santa Monica College Awards 2015 Chui L. Tsang Transfer Scholarship to Cinthia Magaña

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.

One of the new classes being offered this fall is Simone Bartesaghi's 'On Set Production.'

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Education, Smc

Register Now For Fall Classes At SMC Community Education

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.

Willow Bay.

News, Education, Usc

Willow Bay To Receive Los Angeles Press Club's Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

Gregory Hogrebe’s career goal is to secure a criminalist position and specialize in firearms examination.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Department Forensic Investigator Hones His CSI Skills At Cal State L.A.

Posted Jun. 27, 2015, 8:28 am

Like many Cal State L.A. students, Gregory Hogrebe has complemented his classroom experience with work experience.

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