City to Students: Let Them Ice Skate!

Tweet The state has repeatedly slashed funding for our  schools. The Santa Monica- Malibu Unified School District budget has been drastically reduced by the state cuts. As a community and as individuals, our first priority must be the well-being of our children, which means, among other things, that we are obliged to do what the state has failed to do. We must give the schools... Read More

CEPS Announces Endorsements


Tweet Community for Excellent Public Schools (CEPS) has announced the candidates it endorses and will   support in two local contests in the November 2nd election. The decade-old “education-focused” Political Action Committee (PAC) will back Gleam Davis and Terry O’Day for Santa Monica City Council, two-year terms, Bob HolbrooK, Kevin McKeown, Pam O’Connor... Read More

Lead Endorses Cady, Lieberman, Snell for Board of Education


Tweet LEAD (Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability and Direction), an education advocacy group of parents and interested residents has endorsed three candidates for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education. The organization, which advocates transparency and strong leadership in the district, is backing : challengers Pat Cady and Laurie Lieberman, and... Read More

When Gifts Are Necesities


Tweet The campaign was called “Save Our Schools,” not “Save Some of  Our  Schools More Than Others.”  It was an impressive community effort, raising slightly more than $1.5 million in 60 days. Last week’s   Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board meeting was not impressive. There are 13 schools in the District. The PTAs at schools in affluent neighborhoods... Read More

Save Our Schools Saves Nearly 20 Teachers & Staff!


Tweet CAMPAIGN VOLUNTEERS COMMENDED BY BOARD OF EDUCATION The Santa Monica Malibu Board of Education commended The Save Our Schools campaign and the Santa Monica Malibu Education Foundation at Wednesday night’s School Board meeting, citing visionary fundraising that will n affect students throughout district schools for the 2010 – 2011 school year. The SOS campaign raised $1,517,201.68... Read More

SOS Raises Over $1.5 Million

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Tweet Save Our Schools, the Santa Monica Malibu Education Foundation’s emergency 60-day fundraising campaign to restore class sizes and programs lost to state budget cuts ended Sunday with a Grand Finale! Check CEPS blog: SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "SOS Raises Over $1.5 Million", url: ""... Read More

Save Our Schools Grand Finale Celebration


Tweet The “SOS Grand Finale Celebration” marks the culmination of the Save Our Schools 60- day emergency fundraising campaign. The event will highlight the campaign accomplishments and recognize the people and organizations who helped make this campaign a success. WHAT: SOS Grand Finale Celebration: a community celebration of what we can accomplish when we work together. WHO:... Read More

Save Our Schools Campaign Goes Out with a “Bash”


Tweet As the “Save Our Schools” campaign begins its final week , plans are afoot for a “SOS Grand Finale Celebration” on Sunday, August 15 from 4pm to 7pm at the Santa Monica High School Science Quad. The event will include announcements of totals raised. The final week of the campaign will rely heavily on last-minute donors and those who are in a position to increase their... Read More

Save Our Schools Raises $1 Million


Tweet The Save Our Schools campaign has hit the $1,000,000 mark as it races toward the August 15th funding deadline. As a result, students will have more access to libraries and a more complete elementary music program will be offered in the coming year. It also means lower class sizes for many children. Through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, dozens of local business partnerships... Read More

Local Business Committed to Local Schools

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Tweet As the “Save Our Schools” campaign heads toward $900,000, support for our schools continues to grow, with local businesses digging deep. The giving begins at ZJ Boarding House at 2619 Main Street this Friday, July 30th, from 7 to 10 pm. As part of their regular Last Friday of the Month Celebration on Main Street, ZJ Boarding House will host a Save Our Schools fundraiser... Read More