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"GRACE AND GRIT" - a film depicting the power of dance in difficult times. Young Dance Students and Professional Alumni Present Drive-in Dance Film

Westside Ballet of Santa Monica announces a drive-in film event for arts advocacy at the Santa Monica College Bundy Campus' East Parking lot, to be held Friday & Saturday, October 9th & 10th,...

 

Another Professor Admits to Masquerading as a Black Woman, In Order to Advance in Academia`

In shades of the famous Rachel Dolezal case, a white Jewish woman from Kansas has come forward and said that her career as an African American studies professor was a fraud. George Washington...

 

SMMUSD's New Anti-Racism Curriculum May Do More Harm than Good

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Superintendent Ben Drati sent an email to parents and the public outlining the district's plans to combat racism, including a website of parent resources,...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Schools    July 22, 2020

Let's Use Covid-19 to Rethink America's Public Schools. They're Obsolete, Anyway

All over the United States, local and national leaders debate the possibility of opening school in the fall. In many areas, officials and teachers are reluctant to invite children to congregate and...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Schools    July 19, 2020

Covid-19: SMMUSD Staff Recommends Distance Learning Only When Schools Reopen in August

Today staff at the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District recommended learning occur solely from a distance when school reopens in August. The SMMUSD School Board will decide at their July 16...

 
 By Stan Greene    Schools    July 10, 2020

Only Seniors and Students who Need to Maintain U.S. Visa Status, Invited Back to MIT for Fall 2020

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced its plans for Fall semester 2020. In light of ICE's plan to deport foreign college students who are only enrolled online, MIT will invite all...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Schools    July 8, 2020

Harvard Announces All 2020-2021 Academic Courses Will Be Taught Online; Tuition Remains $50,000 a year.

America's oldest college, Harvard University has announced that it will teach all of next year's courses online. In addition, it will not decrease it's annual undergraduate tuition of $49,653 per...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    Schools    May 16, 2020

No, SMMUSD Superintendent Ben Drati didn't call you and ask you to buy him a gift card

SMMUSD spokes woman Gail Pinsker sent an e mail on Tuesday afternoon, warning local families that they may receive phone calls from scanners urging them to purchase gift cards for local schools. Appar...

 

SMC Will Remain Closed in Fall 2020, With Classes Online Only Due to #Covid19

If you're planning to be a Freshman next year at SMC, you'll have to do it online. Santa Monica College has cancelled its fall semester due to Covid-19. "Can you believe this? It's not easy for many...

 
 By Grace Smith    Schools    April 26, 2020

SMC Corsair Wins Multiple JACC Awards for Excellence in Journalism

The Corsair, Santa Monica College's student-run news outlet, has won an award for "online general excellence" from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) and four student photojournal...

 
 By Grace Smith    Schools    April 12, 2020

Santa Monica College, East LA College & Orange Coast College Donate Ventilators & PPE to Hospitals Fighting Covid-19

Editor's Note: What follows is a press release from Santa Monica College. It has not been edited or check for facts. SMC, East Los Angeles College (ELAC), and Orange Coast College were among 23...

 

3 SMC Students Test Positive for Covid-19, Including One Previous Diagnosed with Coronavirus

Santa Monica College (SMC) has announced that two more students have tested positive for Coronavirus. The college had previously announced that one student had come down with Covid-19, so this brings...

 

SMC Student Tests Positive for Coronavirus; Student on Campus on March 12, 2020

3/19/20: Santa Monica College reported Thursday evening that one of its students has tested positive for Covid-19. All who had contact with him or her, are now advised to self quarantine. SMC draws...

 

Beverly Hills public schools shut down until April 5 Due to coronavirus

Just hours after Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District announced they were closing all schools Friday and Monday due to Coronavirus exposure, Beverly Hills Unified School District announced...

 

Santa Monica College (#SMC) to Suspend All Classes Beginning Friday March 13 Due to Coronavirus

Santa Monica College has now joined the long list of schools shutting down to contain the spread of Covid-19, or Coronavirus. Early this evening, SMC announced that all classes are going to be...

 

Bombshell: SMMUSD Admits Possible Coronavirus Exposures at Franklin, John Muir Elementary and Santa Monica High

UPDATE 8 PM: An email from the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District admits possible Coronavirus exposures at 3 Santa Monica schools. This update just in from the District, signed by Ben Drati,...

 

In the Wake of Coronavirus Fears, at Least a Dozen Local Private Schools Have Closed Down

Coronavirus has caused the closure of a Santa Monica school, St. Anne's Catholic Elementary School on Colorado Blvd. The one day closure, a spokesman said, "was out of an abundance of caution, and...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    Schools    March 5, 2020

SamoHi Theatre Knocks Em Dead with "The Addams Family Musical"

The ghoulish Addams family is visiting the graveyard for an annual gathering of all family members (living, dead, and undecided) to celebrate what it is to be an Addams ("When You're an Addams")....

 

261 Parents File Objection to SMMUSD Settlement Affecting 11,000 Students

On Monday, 261 parents, led by former Rent Control Chairperson Joel Koury and Joseph Pertel, both attorneys, filed an objection to a class action settlement between the Santa Monica-Malibu School...

 

California Should Wait Before They Laugh at Iowa Caucus Debacle

On Monday, the much-anticipated results of the Democratic Iowa caucus were not available once the event ended. An app that had been designed to report results automatically from the phones of the...

 

February 10th Deadline for SMMUSD Claim Forms to be Submitted

A lawsuit against the school district has resulted in the disbursement of funds to certain parents. Parents will be reimbursed if they paid for after school activities, field trips, binders, books...

 

Topping Off Ceremony on Discovery Building at Santa Monica High School

1/30: Would that I could aligned the world and its intricacies similar to the delightful "Steeling Topping Out" ceremony, - given by the McCarthy Building Companies Inc. on the grounds of Santa...

 

The costumes, the puppets, the Lions.... On My! Lincoln Lions Present Lion King

Lincoln Middle School Theatre presents Disney's The Lion King Jr. this year on Jan 24-26. Monica Ciociola writes: "I'm a parent volunteer in charge of the marketing. I attended a rehearsal this week...

 

SMC and New Roads School Students Receive 2020 Education Awards from The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Westside Coalition

Santa Monica College and New Roads School students were presented the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Westside Coalition 2020 Education Awards at a ceremony held January 20 at SGI-USA World Peace...

 

Westside Ballet Nutcracker Tradition includes Santa Monica Student Dancers

A winter wonderland awaits at Westside Ballet of Santa Monica's 47th production of 'The Nutcracker!' It's Christmas Eve when a mysterious gift sparks a wondrous adventure. Journey to a Land of...

 

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