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CEPS Shines Light on the Needs of our Public Schools Through Local Candidate Endorsements

Community for Excellent Public Schools (CEPS) announces endorsements of candidates running for offices in the November 4, 2014 election. For Santa Monica City Council: Pam O’Connor and Frank Gruber For Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education: Laurie Lieberman, Ralph Mechur, Richard Tahvildaran Jesswein and Craig Foster For Santa Monica College Board of Trustees: [...]

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CEPS Education Voter Guide

Please join CEPS in preserving and protecting the excellent public schools that our community deserves and expects.  Become a member TODAY!  And consider making an extra contribution to help CEPS continue its advocacy. Share this Voter Guide with your friends and networks and like us on Facebook. COMMUNITY FOR EXCELLENT PUBLIC SCHOOLS (CEPS) is a [...]

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Help elect Education CHAMPIONS

    As Chair of Community for Excellent Public Schools (CEPS), I am honored to be part of a group that has successfully advocated to preserve and protect Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUD) schools for more than a decade.  In CEPS’s ten years, California has cut its funding to SMMUSD schools in an amount [...]

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CEPS Endorsements for November 6th Election

Community for Excellent Public Schools (CEPS) has made endorsements in local races that will be decided by voters on November 6th .  The decade-old education-focused Political Action Committee has endorsed:   SANTA MONICA CITY COUNCIL Gleam Davis Terry O’Day Shari Davis Ted Winterer   SANTA MONICA MALIBU BOARD OF EDUCATION Ben Allen Jose Escarce Maria [...]

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Community for Excellent Public Schools (CEPS) to make endorsements and recommendations in November’s election

The broad-based all-volunteer political action committee, Community for Excellent Public Schools, has successfully advocated for a collaborative approach to shared community support for Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District schools.  For the last decade, members of the organization have crafted and participated in the campaigns of a number of ballot measures, resulting in more than [...]

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STATE OF OUR SCHOOLS – from the SM Daily Press

The seventh annual State of Our Schools community report took place this Monday and Tuesday in Malibu and Santa Monica.  Superintendent Lyon along with district school principals addressed a record number of community members and civic leaders providing a comprehensive look at our schools and their successes and challenges.  In addition, Superintendent Lyon provided a [...]

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SAVE THE DATE! — January 30 & 31 State of Our Schools

SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE CONTACT:  Sarah Wahrenbrock                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 310.450.8338, ext. 70229                                   19 JAN 2012 SEVENTH ANNUAL STATE OF OUR SCHOOLS EVENT SMMUSD Teams with PTA, CEPS, and Education Foundation to Present Informational Report On January 30 and 31, SMMUSD will once again partner with the Santa Monica-Malibu Council of PTAs, [...]

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Happy Holidays for SMMUSD?

Community for Excellent Public Schools wishes all of our friends and members very happy holidays.        And thanks to California’s December 15th budget announcement along with SMMUSD’s careful fiscal management, this holiday season appears less dire than had been anticipated for our local public schools.  (Take a look at Ashley Archibald’s comprehensive article [...]

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