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 By Grace Smith    Schools    October 8, 2016

SMC Conducts Two Week Boot Camp Called "English Academy" to Expedite Transfers

Imagine skipping a year of pre-college English, because you made it through a two-week boot camp called "English Academy." It sounds too good to be true, except that 213 Santa Monica College (SMC)...

 

Humanitarian Kids' TV Show Mack & Moxy Premiers on Netflix Streaming Oct. 1

Mack & Moxy, a new kids' TV series produced by Socially Dynamic Entertainment in association with Bardel Entertainment and 12 national charities, will begin streaming on Netflix October 1st. Mack...

 

National Children's Chorus Hosting Auditions in Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C.

America's leading youth choral institution, the National Children's Chorus (NCC) is hosting three Fall 2016 auditions – Saturday, October 15th at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall in Los Angeles; Thursday, Oct...

 

SMC Grad Awarded SMART Scholarship by US Department of Defense

Santa Monica College (SMC) announced that SMC grad and Santa Monica native Jonathan Eady has been awarded a Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service by the...

 

SMMUSD Prepares for 100 degree weather, but some Classrooms Lack Air Conditioning

Santa Monica reached 100 degrees on Monday, September 26th. It is Indian Summer, the time after Summer when it becomes hotter in LA than it was in July. The School District issued the following press...

 

How Do Videos Go Viral? SMC Lauches Media and Communications Series

Viral Videos, Barbershop Books, Film Screenings, & More! SMC presents a Communication & Media Series featuring a line-up of industry professionals who will talk about their work, share their...

 

LAUSD Extends Summer Vacation One Week, Shortens Christmas

Los Angeles Unified School District has decided to push back the start of school to a later date, unnamed LAUSD board members told Fox 11 News (KTTV). Parents complained that the school beginning on...

 

UC Berkeley Reinstates Anti-Israel Seminar, Over Jewish Protests of Anti-Semitism

On Monday UC Berkeley reinstated a course that had provoked controversy, not only for its virulently anti-Israel syllabus but also for its violation of University of California policy regarding politi...

 

Forward-Thinking Soledad High School is Going Solar, Says School District

The Soledad Unified School District approved a contract with OpTerra Energy Services, Inc. (OpTerra Energy Services) at its last board meeting of August to design and construct the first solar...

 

Calling All Creative Teens: 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Now Open for Submissions

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation's longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition initiative for creative teens, is now accepting submissions from students across...

 

Chaffey College and Pasadena City College Finalists for 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

$1 Million Prize for Excellence in Four Areas: Learning, Degree Completion, Employment and Earnings, and Access and Success for Minority and Low-Income Students; Winner to be Announced in March 2017...

 

SMC, SMMUSD Governing Boards Call Special Joint Meeting

The governing boards of the Santa Monica Community College District (SMCCD) and the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) will hold a second annual special joint meeting at 6:00pm on Tu...

 

Census Bureau Brings Statistics to Life for K-12 Classrooms

The U.S. Census Bureau has unveiled its newly updated Statistics in Schools program for K-12 teachers and students. Using current and historical data, the Census Bureau provides teachers the tools to...

 

Every Kid in a Park Program Returns to the Santa Monica Mountains

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area encourages all fourth graders to visit the park this year as part of the Every Kid in a Park program. The program gives fourth grade students, and...

 

Fleas Discovered at SamoHi Nurses Office, and not the kind you take to a market

Yes, that's right, FLEAS! And it's not about the lead singer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Those pesky little black bloodsuckers known as fleas have been found in the nurses office at Santa Monica Hi...

 

BDS Mistakenly Disinvites Anti-Israel Filmmaker

Indirect pressure on a faculty member at Syracuse University forced her to disinvite an Israeli filmmaker from a planned 2017 conference on religion in film, as reported by Legal Insurrection. ​The...

 

The Risks of College Drinking Are Greater Than Many Realize, Experts Warn

As college students arrive on campus this fall, it's a time of new experiences, new friendships, and making memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately for many, it is also a time of excessive d...

 

SMC Grad Off to Japan with $10K Scholarship from Assn. of Teachers of Japanese

Santa Monica College (SMC) graduate Daniel Zarate has been awarded a $10,000 Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ). Zarate, who...

 

Schools Are Hot, But Your Kids Better Obey The Dress Code Anyway

After deciding to start the school year in the third week of August several years ago, the school district has managed to determine that the complete lack of air conditioning in any of its classrooms...

 

$170,000 in Grant Money Given SMC Faculty, by Santa Monica College Foundation

The Santa Monica College Foundation says it has awarded a total of over $170,000 for a "President's Circle Award for Innovation and Progress", four "Chair of Excellence" grants, and 22 "Margin of Exce...

 

Federal Judge Refuses to Block New California Vaccine Law

A federal judge has refused to block a new California vaccination law, which eliminates an exemption based on the parents' personal beliefs. The law requires children in both public and private...

 

CA Students Make Significant Progress on California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Tests

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that California students made significant progress in the second year of the California Assessment of Student Performance and...

 
 By Grace Smith    Schools    August 30, 2016

Cora wins best short film at Prague independent film festival

CORA-a short film written and directed by SMC student Kevin Maxwell-won Best Short Film at the 2016 Prague Independent Film Festival (PIFF). The winners of the first edition of the four-day festival-w...

 

Texas Teacher Brandy Young Tells Kids She Will Not Assign Homework This Year

Brandy Young, a second-grade teacher in Godley Independent School District just outside Dallas-Fort Worth, sent home a letter to parents promising that she will not assign homework to students this ye...

 

School Apologizes for Calling Sheriff to Censor 7-Year-Old From Handing Out Bible Verses

A public school in California who'd directed an LA Deputy Sheriff to call on a seven-year-old boy to cease his sharing of religious literature has officially backed down on their restrictive attitude...

 

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