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.
Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:54 am
In Santa Monica, children are reading more than ever. At the Santa Monica Public Library, its “Fizz, Boom, READ” (for children) and “Spark a Reaction” (for teens) summer reading themes helped the reading stats explode.
Posted Sep. 13, 2014, 7:30 am
For three months, the time bomb that is the Vergara vs. California court decision lurked in the background as two of this fall’s major political contests gradually took shape.
Posted Sep. 10, 2014, 9:09 am
U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the nation's best colleges released on Tuesday ranked UCLA tied for 23rd and USC tied for 25th.
Posted Sep. 7, 2014, 9:35 am
After battling through two cancer surgeries, Santa Monica resident Justin D'Agostino has emerged a bright and shining star.
Posted Jul. 13, 2014, 9:14 am
Students at Glendale's Tobinworld, the pioneering education and treatment center for autistic and emotionally disturbed youth, got a rare opportunity to surf the Pacific Ocean through a partnership with Buccaneer Board Riders, the premier clothier to the surfing world and Santa Monica-based Project Save Our Surf, an educational nonprofit dedicated to preservation of marine life.
Posted Jul. 2, 2014, 9:03 am
Banc of California, Inc. has announced a focus on financial literacy in cooperation with the University of Southern California (USC) Athletics department as the company was named the “Official Bank of USC Athletics.”
Posted Jun. 19, 2014, 8:53 am
The founder of an investment firm in Santa Monica has donated $15 million to USC, it was announced last week. Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., a USC trustee and real estate magnate, made the donation to the university’s Marshall School of Business.