WestEd Second Study: Reorganization Research Findings

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Malibu Rotary ClubSurfwriter: Craig Foster Explains AMPS (Advocates for Malibu Public Schools)

November 13, 2014

Craig Foster, President of AMPS (Advocates for Malibu Public Schools), AMPS Administrative Coordinator Alexia Burton, AMPS Board Member Karen Farrer and Malibu Rotary Club President William Wisard at Malibu Rotary Club meeting November 13.

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A Malibu Parent: I'm Not Panicked

October 9, 2013

As a journalist, I was trained to question authority. Actually, I came by questioning authority pretty instinctively and for me, the training was more about when to use commas. I still struggle with those little buggers, but I remember the rule is this: "Use a comma when you want the reader to pause and take a breath."

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Video Clip: Parents Work on Splitting Santa Monica and Malibu School Districts

August 19, 2013

Santa Monica and Malibu have been a unified school district for decades, but some parents are working to divorce themselves from the district. It’s been a topic of debate for some time, but now Malibu is taking steps to make the split happen. Angie Crouch reports from Santa Monica for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Aug. 19, 2013.

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Advocates for Malibu schools boost separation efforts

August 16, 2013

A group that wants to break up the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is ramping up its efforts by opening its first local office and hiring an employee to do community outreach and education in both communities.

Advocates for Malibu Public Schools, or AMPS, opened an office in the old Malibu City Hall Building on Stuart Ranch Road and brought on a full-time administrative coordinator, the organization announced this week.

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Malibu education group opens new office

August 15, 2013

After months of behind-the-scenes work, a local education nonprofit has made big strides to revamp its presence in Malibu.

Advocates for Malibu Public Schools (AMPS), a longtime proponent of the formation of an independent Malibu school district, just opened a new office in central Malibu, launched a new website and hired a full-time staffer to coordinate community outreach efforts.

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AMPS Ramps Up Efforts to Create Malibu Unified School District

August 15, 2013

The AMPS organization opens an office in Malibu and announces the hiring of a staffer, who will focus on outreach in Santa Monica and Malibu.

Advocates for Malibu Public Schools (AMPS) made a bold move this week in its quest to create an independent Malibu School District.  The organization opened a Malibu office and hired a full-time staffer, Alexia Burton, who will serve as administrative coordinator. The office is located at 23805 Stuart Ranch Road in Malibu, CA.  

 

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Group seeks Malibu school district by 2015 - Malibu Times

May 15, 2013

Encouraged by the results from a 2012 study that found that separating from the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District would meet most legal requirements, a group of Malibu parents is aggressively pursuing a goal of creating an independent Malibu school district by July 2015. But many roadblocks remain, including skepticism from unions about the effects of separation on SMMUSD service workers.

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Malibu residents continue drive to separate school district - SMDP

 

 

MAY 2, 2013

MALIBU — Advocates for an independent Malibu school district announced another step toward their goal this week by funding a second round of studies to work out the details of separation.

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AMPS Acceptance Speeches at the 2012 Dolphin Awards - YouTube

Introduction by Anne Payne and remarks by AMPS leaders Craig Foster, Seth Jacobson, and Karen Farrer.

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