Education

Ex-E.V. Cain tutor convicted of illegal relationship with 14-year-old student

Weimar resident Gerald Keith Heisler will be sentenced Sept. 9 after being found guilty of charges connected to an illegal relationship with a 14-year-old student that included sex ...

Media Life: Folsom walks the line for Johnny Cash

Big things are happening at the other end of Auburn Folsom Road. Folsom, Auburn’s prisoncentric neighbor to the south, is moving ahead with more artful components of what is ...

It’s about time: 1930s Placer grads can’t wait for big reunion

Lorraine Prichard’s eyes light up and a smile comes easily as she looks back at a 1930s Placer High School yearbook and her days ‘on the hill.’ Leafing through i ...

All-class reunion poised to celebrate Placer High

It’s a special event for a school and a community that remains in the hearts of many – wherever they may live. In the planning stage for two years, the Placer High Sch ...

Heart pushes teen toward success

Even more impressive than Maddie Carpenter’s grade point average is her laser focus on the future – a future she plans to devote to helping others. Just last week, Mad ...

Emotions soar at Placer High School Class of 2015 graduation

Pride in accomplishment rippled through the stands in applause Saturday at Auburn’s LeFebvre Stadium, each round of cheers and clapping celebrating a Placer High graduate. I ...

Pomp? Circumstance? It’s a graduation hit that can’t be missed

Like the cap and gown, the old sheepskin and the pride of accomplishment, graduation just wouldn’t be the same without it. In fact, British composer Sir Edward Elgar’s ...

Science and numbers and learning... Oh my!

When was the last time you saw teenagers willingly interact with kindergartners? It doesn’t happen all that often in my experience, but it was the crux of a blockbuster learn ...

Foresthill sixth-graders host annual World Cultural Fair

Under the direction of Foresthill Divide School teachers David LaRash and Allison Peres, sixth- graders hosted the annual “World Cultural Fair” in the school gym May 13 ...

FBI teaches Placer High students the real CSI

Students in Placer High School’s forensics class had two real-life FBI agents on Tuesday to learn from and bounce questions off. The two agents – who requested anonymi ...

Placer High readies for all-class gathering of grads

The memories will be flowing at this summer’s Placer High School all-class reunion. Like the time mischief-making seniors stacked a pile of tires around the Auburn campus&rs ...

Forested counites' education, road monies secure in coming year

Reauthorized legislation will mean at least a year of continued federal funding for education and roads in forested counties. The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determina ...

Facilities review prioritizes projects

Editor’s note: This is part two in a three-part series on Placer Union High School District’s response to funding changes Colfax High School in tandem with the Placer ...

No “King of the Nerds” title for Bear River grad

It was close but no crown for “King of the Nerds” reality TV game show contestant Kaitlin Spak. The 2005 Bear River High School grad’s rise through the ranks on ...

Q&A: Top Auburn Union School District educator continues to learn

Superintendent of the Auburn Union School District for almost a year, Laura Grassmann oversees operations for about 2,100 students over four elementary schools – Rock Creek, ...