Marymount of Santa Barbara Equips Students with Intellectual, Ethical, and Social Skills | Private and Independent School Guide

The 2020 school year has just begun and Noozhawk’s Private & Independent School Guide is sure to make things easy when planning for your child’s education! Our school guide provides you and your child with all the necessary information about private schools in Santa Barbara County.

To give parents the tools to help make informed decisions about which school is the best fit for their kids in Santa Barbara, Noozhawk has conducted a series of interviews with representatives of local private & independent schools for this year’s school guide.

In this interview, Noozhawk spoke with Jaime Nelson, Director of Communications at Marymount of Santa Barbara to learn more about what they offer at their school.

Marymount of Santa Barbara

Question: What is the name of your school and what grade levels do you offer?

Answer: Marymount welcomes 3 & 4 year olds in our JK program and serves students from

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Santa Clara County Board of Education honors National Hispanic Heritage Month

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — This year to celebrate the contributions Hispanics/Latinx have made to the community — the Santa Clara County Board of Education approved a resolution to officially acknowledge September as National Hispanic Month.  

Earlier this month the board unanimously approved and signed a resolution to officially acknowledge September as National Hispanic Heritage Month. 

In Santa Clara County, Hispanic/Latinx students account for 38.3 percent of the students population and represent the largest racial/ethnic group among the state’s child population. 

Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Ann Dewan and the Santa Santa Clara County Board of Education say they remain committed to uplifting student equity and honoring diversity within the county. 

“It’s really of extreme importance to set aside time and to call out the need to celebrate and

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The Santa Barbara Symphony Announces Kristine Pacheco-Bernt as New Director of Music Education

Kristine holds a Master’s degree in violin performance and dual Bachelor degrees in Music and Premedical Studies.

The Santa Barbara Symphony Announces Kristine Pacheco-Bernt as New Director of Music Education
The Santa Barbara Symphony has announced Kristine Pacheco-Bernt as its new Director of Music Education. Each year, the Symphony provides over 10,000 children in Santa Barbara County with high quality, equal-access music education through its Music Education Center: a continuum of connected programs designed to support and engage students at every step along their musical journey by fostering collaboration, confidence, and community, while empowering them to be at their best through music. While all programming has gone virtual in response to the pandemic, through partnerships and generous community support, the Music Education Center is moving ahead and looking towards next season.

“During this unprecedented time, the disparities in education are becoming more apparent, and our mission to provide music education to the community is more important now than it has ever been,” shared

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Santa Monica-Malibu Unified Cuts Nearly 100 Early Education Jobs

What would regional public transit and mobility look like if Los Angeles County’s buses and trains were free for everyone? The L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is trying to answer that question.

Metro CEO Phillip Washington launched a task force today to study what he has dubbed the “Fareless System Initiative, or Operation FSI.” And he wants to move fast.

Last week, Washington told Metro’s board of directors he hopes the system could go fare-free as soon as “the beginning of the new year.”

During his virtual presentation, he cited the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color and low-income residents as one reason to pursue free transit, which he compared to public services such as firefighting and policing:

“In many cases, people are having to choose between paying rent, paying utilities or utilizing transit. We believe that achieving [a] fare-free public transit system — for

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