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Every day, sixth- through eighth-graders (Shirley Tarpley’s sixth-graders pictured here with Yes! for Schools lead Justin McGurrin) at John Adams Middle School take a moment to stop, breathe and practice presence through the Mindfulness Program, which is part of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District initiative to enhance school climate at all sites.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Education, John Adams Middle School

John Adams Middle School Mindfulness Program Seeks To Enhance School Climate

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.

Students, including third-graders pictured here, at John Muir Elementary have embarked on a unique, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program developed in partnership with Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and The Exploratory.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

New STEM Series Launches At John Muir Elementary

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.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

100 Days Left For SMMUSD To Reach Annual Fundraising Goal

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.

Brenton Spies, from the UCLA Department of Ecology and Biology, and Peter Shellenbarger, Water Resources Manager for Heal the Bay, speak in front of Santa Monica High juniors on Tuesday.

News, Santa Monica, Education

Santa Monica High Juniors Participate In Career Day

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.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Non Profits

Fundraising For Non-Profits Course Begins In April At Santa Monica College

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.

Latest Santa Monica High School news.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Education

Santa Monica High School Career Day 2015 Arrives

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.

News, Santa Monica, Education, St. Monica High School

St. Monica High School Students Participate In Disney Youth Education Series

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.

News, Santa Monica, Education

Santa Monica Cradle to Career Initiative Launches School Readiness Campaign

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.

News, Santa Monica, Education

Santa Monica’s Youth Tech Program Designated A “Bright Idea” By Harvard

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.

Santa Monica High’s Virtual Business Plan earns first place at a Simulated Trade Show.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Education

Santa Monica High’s Virtual Business Plan Earns First Place At Simulated Trade Show

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.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Education, Smc

League Of Women Voters Of Santa Monica To Host Higher Education Forum March 7

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.

Local Santa Monica student Zoe Goodall has been selected for Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots National Leadership Council.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Education

Santa Monica High Sophomore Joins 2015 National Youth Leadership Council

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.

Venice High School.

News, Venice, Education, Lausd

Venice High Renovations To Be Fast-Tracked Along With 10 Other Schools

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.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

Santa Monica-Malibu School District Encourages Immunization For Measles

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.

Vice President Joe Biden talks to two student reporters before a round table discussion at West Los Angeles College, telling them 'Just remember - you gotta stay in school, go to college - you're going to do that right?' Both said yes.

News, Education, Culver City, Vice President

Joe Biden Visits West Los Angeles College, Touts Free Community College Proposal

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.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation Receives $450,000 Gift

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.

Latest USC news.

News, Education, Usc

USC Annenberg Awarded $1.25 Million To Expand Online Religion Coverage

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.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Education, Smmusd

SMMUSD Parent Survey Nets Strong Response, High Satisfaction

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.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Education, Smmusd

SMMUSD Schedules Special Board Of Education Meeting For Tuesday, Jan. 20

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.

Among the new classes to be offered in Spring is 'Director's Journal: How to Develop Your Directorial Style,' taught by award-winning film director Simone Bartesaghi.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Education

Registration Opens For SMC Communication Education Spring Classes

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.

SMMEF Executive Director Linda Greenberg Gross (fourth from left) receives a check from Judy Hackett, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer at Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corp. (on the far right).

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

SMMEF Meets Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. $100,000 Challenge

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.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

SMMUSD Hosts SECOND LCAP Webinar To Solicit Input From Public

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.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Education, Usc

LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane To Join USC's Thornton School Of Music

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.

News, Santa Monica, Education

SMMEF Joins #GivingTuesday Movement To Encourage Giving With A Purpose

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.

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Education

Will UC At Last Face Up To Out-Of-State Student Dilemma?

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?

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