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Moms Talk: How Sick Is Too Sick for School?

Moms Talk: How Sick Is Too Sick for School?

We want to know how you decide when to miss school due to illness.
Moms Talk: Who Was Your Favorite Teacher?

Moms Talk: Who Was Your Favorite Teacher?

As your child meets their new teacher this week, we want to hear all about your favorite teacher.
Parents Aim for Healthier Schools, Target Flavored Milk

Parents Aim for Healthier Schools, Target Flavored Milk

In their effort to create healthier environments, a group of parents have focused on flavored milks.
Four Local Elementaries Deemed 'Distinguished' Schools

Four Local Elementaries Deemed 'Distinguished' Schools

Franklin and Roosevelt make the grade.
Coach Black Is Back in the Classroom at Samohi

Coach Black Is Back in the Classroom at Samohi

The school and the district will evaluate its policies on non-compliant students.
Samohi Teacher Reinstated After Scuffle with Student

Samohi Teacher Reinstated After Scuffle with Student

Mark Black, who is also the school's wrestling coach, has been on leave since the April 4 confrontation that led to the arrests of two students.
Santa Monica High Teacher Fight Video Triggers Backlash

Santa Monica High Teacher Fight Video Triggers Backlash

Even Superintendent Sandra Lyon later wrote a memo to the school board, which acknowledged "many teachers at Samohi were upset with my earlier message."
Community Rallies Behind Samohi Teacher Caught on Video Fighting Student

Community Rallies Behind Samohi Teacher Caught on Video Fighting Student

Students, former students and parents flock to Facebook to voice their criticism in how the incident was handled.
Erin Brockovich Talks Environmental Activism with Kids at UCLA

Erin Brockovich Talks Environmental Activism with Kids at UCLA

Children have to "change their perception about how they see themselves," she says.
SMMEF Almost $1 Million Short of Goal

SMMEF Almost $1 Million Short of Goal

The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation is encouraging everyone to donate by the Jan. 31 deadline.
Edison Language Academy Holds Opening Celebration

Edison Language Academy Holds Opening Celebration

The new Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Elementary school has completed Phase 1 of construction at 2402 Virginia Ave. Santa Monica.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
SMMUSD Schools Nominated for Distinguished School Honor

SMMUSD Schools Nominated for Distinguished School Honor

Recipients of the California Distinguished School honor will be named in March.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores but Still Lag Nationally

California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores but Still Lag Nationally

National Assessment of Educational Progress ranks state students 36th in the U.S.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.