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Excellent Schools Through Local Control

Exciting New Updates!

  • First, we’ve reached a milestone…Nearly 10% of Malibu households are now official supporters of AMPS!  We’re at nearly 500 supporters and growing!

  • Secondly, we hired our first full-time staffer, Alexia Burton, as the new Administrative Coordinator!

  • Next, and another first! We opened an office in the former City Hall Building at: 23805 Stuart Ranch Rd, Suite #105, Malibu, CA 90265
  • Finally, the second of two separate West Ed studies is almost completed!  Study #1 stated the feasibly that separation is in the best interest of BOTH Santa Monica & Malibu.  Now, Study #2 presents clear, effective solutions to three questions raised by stakeholders in response to the first study.   It’s looking really good! 

Media & News Highlights

Video Clip: Parents Working on Splitting Santa Monica and Malibu School Districts
August 19, 2013, By NBC4 News, Angie Crouch

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.
To watch the video clip click: here

Advocates for Malibu Schools boost separation efforts
Friday, August 16, 2013, By Santa Monica Daily Press, Ameera Butt

MALIBU — 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
To read more click: here

AMPS Ramps Up Efforts to Create Malibu Unified School District
August 15, 2013 at 01:08 PM Posted by Malibu Patch, Jessica E. Davis

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.
To read click: here 

Malibu Education Group Opens New Office
Thursday, August 15, 2013 By Malibu Times, Melissa Caskey

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.
To read more click: here

“Educate your Brain”
Sir Ken Robinson: How Schools Kill Creativity
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.  Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.
Click Here to Watch the Video: here


The 20 Biggest Education Facts You Should Know
By Jeff Dunn, November 14, 2012

Upcoming Events

6/30 - Malibu Chili Cook-Off: Local Night
Time: 6-10pm

Bring your family and friends down to Local Night at the Malibu Chili Cook-Off, and enjoy some fun, food, and entertainment!!!

Also while you are there, stop by the AMPS Booth to say hello, and learn how you can get involved.  Be sure to pick up the latest AMPS swag! 

We look forward to seeing you there!!
Coffee & Information Sessions:
Throughout Fall, we’ll be holding our signature AMPS Coffee & Information Sessions in homes throughout Malibu. 
If you would like to attend or volunteer to help or even host one of these events, please call Alexia at (310) 734-2021, or visit our website to learn more. www.ampsmalibu.org

Want to become a Member and join AMPS? 
If you would like to become a member, and join in on the AMPS cause for locally controlled Malibu Schools, then please click here.  

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