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?
Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:14 am
UCLA's Legislative Assembly has given final approval to a measure that requires undergraduates to take a course on ethnic, cultural, religious or gender diversity, campus officials said in remarks reported today.
Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 11:17 am
The University of California Board of Regents approved tuition hikes today that will increase students’ costs by as much as 5 percent a year over the next five years at UCLA and other campuses across the state.
Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 8:04 am
Classes are scheduled to resume today at Mira Costa High School, which has been closed the past two days due to anonymous threats posted on the Yik Yak social messaging app.
Posted Nov. 19, 2014, 9:13 am
Students at UCLA and other UC campuses across the state will have their eyes on San Francisco today, where the university system's Board of Regents is scheduled to begin considering a proposal to hike tuition by 5 percent a year over the next five years.
Posted Nov. 16, 2014, 9:21 am
After weeks of learning rhythm and movement, acting and singing, and several mediums of visual arts, students in transitional kindergarten through second grade at five Santa Monica-Malibu Unified elementary schools will showcase what they’ve learned in a special "informance," an integrative learning experience for both parents and their children.
Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 9:00 am
Westside Neighborhood School has partnered with the Grades of Green organization to expand on going more green. Grades of Green is a nonprofit organization, “with a vision of making environmental protection ‘second nature’ in young minds.”
Posted Nov. 1, 2014, 9:25 am
Santa Monica College Community Education is offering a 10 percent discount on all health, fitness and enrichment classes being offered in the Winter Session through Dec. 15 – as well as a 15 percent discount on the new Headshots Workshop.
Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:22 am
Eighty-seven percent of the UCLA athletes who entered the university between 2004 and 2007 graduated within six years of their enrollments, compared to 80 percent who entered cross-town rival USC during the same period, according to statistics released Tuesday by the NCAA.
Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 8:39 am
Ramon Cortines will begin his third stint leading the Los Angeles Unified School District Monday as he assumes the role of interim superintendent.
Posted Oct. 16, 2014, 8:06 am
The Los Angeles Board of Education is expected to announce today the resignation of schools Superintendent John Deasy and the appointment of an interim replacement -- possibly former Superintendent Ramon Cortines or a Deasy deputy.
Posted Oct. 4, 2014, 7:38 am
Real estate brokerage site Movoto has published an article on the smartest cities in the USA, ranking Santa Monica as number one out of 109.
Posted Sep. 23, 2014, 7:36 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu School District has announced that more than 400 Advanced Placement (AP) students at Malibu High and Santa Monica High schools have received AP Scholar awards, according to data recently received from the College Board.
Posted Sep. 16, 2014, 9:33 am
Tech giant Google surprised hundreds of Los Angeles teachers on Monday by fulfilling their requests for books, microscopes, musical instruments and other classroom materials through the crowd-funding website DonorsChoose.org.