HomeNewsEducationSMMUSD Board of Education discusses College Readiness Block Grant Apr. 24, 2017 at 7:15 amEducationSMMUSD Board of Education discusses College Readiness Block GrantMarina Andalon4 years agodaily pressSanta MonicaSanta Monica Malibu Unified Schoolschool board meetingsmmusd The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District Board of Education is considering State grant money to support textbook purchases for high school students dual enrolled in classes at Santa Monica College.The Board discussed uses for the State’s College Readiness Block Grant (CRBG) at their April 20 meeting and decided the money will be used to supplement costs for high school students getting a jump on a college education.Assistant Superintendent Dr. Terry Deloria presented the basic information about the Grant to the Board, explaining the CRBG is a two-step process that requires the board to publicly discuss how the money will be spent and then approve the spending plan at a second meeting.According to Deloria, this is a simple and straightforward one time funding source.The CRBG was established to provide high school students additional support and increase enrollment numbers at institutions of higher education. The money should be used to give students a greater chance of completing an undergraduate degree within four years.At the meeting, staff said secondary students who successfully complete a college course while enrolled in high school are more likely to enroll in and graduate from a four-year college or university.“One of SMMUSD LCAP goals is all students graduate prepared for college and careers, so the one time funding can really help us to that end,” said Deloria.The goal is to increase the number of students enrolling in dual enrollment courses.“Currently we have about 21 percent of our students in the high schools who enroll and complete dual enrollment classes through SMC, which is a pretty high number,” said Deloria.Staff said SMMUSD continues to have a productive and successful partnership with the Santa Monica College (SMC) where many SMMUSD students have benefited from enrollment in SMC courses.Many of SMC’s fees are waived for high school students but SMMUSD still provides funding for some costs such as college textbooks.Currently, dual enrollment textbooks are funded by the District’s existing Educational Services textbook budget and without the grant funding, dual enrollment textbooks will have to come out of the existing textbook budget in 2018-19.If the grant is fully funded by the State, SMMUSD will receive $157,532. Staff is recommending that all of the CRBG funding be reserved to fund dual enrollment textbooks for students in grade 9-12 and the funding must be spent by June, 2019.The board voiced initial support for the proposal but expressed concern over funding books once the one-time grant funds expire.Discussion of the grant funding will continue at the Board’s May 4 [email protected] :daily pressSanta MonicaSanta Monica Malibu Unified Schoolschool board meetingsmmusdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMarina Andalonview all postsVehicles, parks and a park for vehicles up for Council discussion this weekLocal “Mom and Pop” expands into former Vidiots store on PicoYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsDraft Housing Element released to publicBrennon Dixson2 weeks agoFeaturedNewsSMMUSD breaks down budget revisionsBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsRent Board announces general adjustment effective SeptemberBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCommissioners talk diversity, or a lack thereofBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCity Manager selection process beginsBrennon Dixson4 weeks agoFeaturedNewsSmall businesses in Santa Monica amongst hardest hit by Covid in the nationClara Harter1 month ago
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreI took some time recently to work on updating the archives at GNN-i, where all the stories are stored that I published from 1997 through Jan. 2004, before leaving for a two-year sabbatical. There is still much content to be uploaded, but am happy to report a large chunk of the Business stories are now online again! One of the most uplifting stories from Aug. 2001 is about a new sports arena in Dallas where city officials tried to avoid sending sports fans — and tax dollars — to the suburbs, by building the complex where a toxic waste dump once had been… Brownfield is the term for a contaminated area with the potential for reuse. The Victory Project, which was developed by Ross Perot Jr., son of the U.S. presidential candidate, has become a stellar example of cleaning up a “brownfield.” ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ Where there once was arsenic and lead leftovers from a 100-year-old city dump, the American Airlines center opened this summer, serving sushi and sea bass to its sports and entertainment fans. Where once motor oil and benzene spills leached into soil and groundwater from abandoned industrial and railroad facilities, 8 million sq. ft. of apartments, offices, stores and entertainment will meander around the arena, providing auto-weary Dallas commuters with a place to live, work and play downtown. Read the full story in the Good News Network Business Archives: Sports Arena Rises From Toxic WastelandAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
At ISE in Amsterdam, Stealth Acoustics is debuting its new 8” 3-way StingRay outdoor speaker — the StingRay 83 — to the European market. Alongside this launch product will be a selection of invisible speakers and subwoofers from the LRG and LRX product lines on stand 5-R96.The StingRay 83 is a 300-watt speaker that is specified for bass response down to 40Hz, with a smooth midrange and solid upper frequency. It features a 30-millimeter midrange device, a 25-millimeter tweeter and an 8″ high-power cone woofer in combination with Stealth’s Fidelity Glass Advanced flat front radiating surface to give wide dispersion within a hermetically-sealed enclosure.The StingRay 83 is completely sealed off from the elements. It is constructed using high strength UV protected fiberglass and marine-grade, fiber-infused ASA plastics, meaning the speaker is completely sealed against intrusion from any outside elements. It has an Ingress Protection rating of IP-68 per international CEI/IEC 60529 standards. No moisture, salt or sun will affect the unit, nor will it ever rust or discolor over time, making it ideal for exceptional audio performance in harsh, superyacht or outdoor environments. This new speaker is available in standard black, white or with a custom graphic wrap finish.The Stealth Acoustics listening area will feature the LRx83 and LRx85 high-performance, expert-grade invisible speakers that provide sound quality, frequency response and output levels usually reserved for only the best visible speakers. Incorporating advanced carbon fiber materials, new lamination processes and enhanced driver sets, these speakers offer impeccable audio performance and the aesthetic benefits that only true invisibility can offer.The two-panel system, which replaces a segment of a flat wall or ceiling with a paintable, non-penetrable flat front speaker system, incorporates five mid-range/high-frequency drivers mounted in a unique dual-D’Appolito alignment for noticeable improvement in left/right panoramas and depth of sound stage.A number of products from the LRg family of cost-effective and proven invisible loudspeakers, which includes the LR6g, SLR8g, LR8g and LR3g models, will also be on display in the listening area. These speakers offer extremely broad coverage and ultra-smooth extended frequency response. Stealth Acoustics’ B22g and B30g invisible subwoofers will also be on display for visitors to experience. Delivering bold bass output for extra impact with zero aesthetic pollution, these subwoofers provide exceptional bass and room coverage with frequencies extending as low as 20Hz.Here are more specs.Here’s a video we shot at CEDIA Expo 2019 about Stealth Acoustics Sting Ray 83:
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