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Focus on Grants: Social-Emotional Wellness at MBMS

What is the right balance between social-emotional health and academic challenge? We know that we cannot define our own success through our children’s success, and that our expectation for our children to be the “best” at everything can be harmful. We see the social media posts and the best-selling books about simplifying and de-stressing our… Read more »

MBEF’s Annual Appeal – $4.8M and Counting!

On behalf of all the students who will benefit from your generosity, we’d like to take a moment to thank you so much for your support of MBEF’s 2015/16 Annual Appeal. Each year, we look to you to help raise the funds that will take the education in our district to the next level. We… Read more »

FOCUS ON GRANTS: Why MBEF’s Investment in Music Matters

When California starting cutting funding to public schools in the early 2000s, MBEF saved the musical day by granting funds to MBUSD to keep music instruction in our schools. Today, MBUSD is among only a few dozen of California school districts that still offer instrumental music education at its elementary and middle schools for all students.  … Read more »

FOCUS ON GRANTS: Small English Classes, Big Rewards for Students

By Leanne Huebner, Posted March 13, 2013 For more than two decades, Mira Costa High School students have enjoyed the engaging opportunity to embrace literature or to improve prose under the tutelage of English teacher Pam Jenning.  When asked what inspired her to teach English, Ms. Jenning responds simply –“Everything.”  She continues eloquently, “The heartbreaking beauty of story, the power… Read more »