Education

Placer wins big at Seattle band competition

Placer High School bands and choirs, led by David Lawrenson, music director, won big at the Seattle World Strides Music Competition. Awards include: • Program sweepstakes (b ...

Measure C would give millions to Placer Union schools

Gone are the days when a teacher stood in front of neatly-lined rows of desks “Little House on the Prairie”-style and imparted knowledge while students took copious not ...

BIG Day of Giving deadline extended

Americans were so generous during the BIG Day of Giving yesterday, their giving broke the national online site where donations were accepted.  As a result donations to lo ...

Auburn teacher arrested

A Roseville man who taught at Horizon Charter schools in Auburn and Roseville has been arrested on six felony counts of child molestation. James McNealy Carroll, 64, was arrested ...

Updated PHS press box may include names of Gaches, Keller

The parents of Trevor Keller and Jared Gaches, two freshman football players at Placer High School who lost their lives earlier this month, hope to honor their sons by updating the ...

PUHSD updates sex ed policy

Auburn-area students will receive an updated version of sex education, as high school trustees voted to adopt new state law into its policies. The state law requires that seventh- ...

The end of high school exit exams

At least 40 Auburn-area students who jumped all the hurdles to graduate from high school except one – the California High School exit exam – are now eligible to earn a ...

PUHSD updates sex ed, residency policies

Changes may be made to high school policy regarding the teaching of sexual health and HIV and AIDS prevention. District trustees will consider the new policy, which reflects change ...

'As You Wish' on Placer Stage

Placer High School drama department is now presenting “As You Wish,” a stage adaptation of the classic book and film, “The Princess Bride.” Audiences will ...

Rock Creek leader named Educator of the Year

Her grandmother was a teacher, her mother was a teacher, and everyone in her family assumed she would become a teacher, too, but Suzanne Flint had other ideas as she headed off to ...

E.V. Cain STEM Charter School wins big at STEM fairs

Is Vitamin B12 absorbed into the blood better as an injection? Do people remember words better if they’re written in different in color? Does expensive food taste better? Th ...

AUSD promotes positivity, hears about new program for English language learners

The code of conduct – It’s how school staff expects its students to behave, as well as the consequences if those expectations aren’t met. Each year, schools in t ...

Rock Creek teachers to serve McMeals in final push for fifth-grade fundraiser

Rock Creek teachers will serve dinner from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McDonald's, 2865 Bell Road. The proceeds, 20 percent of the total spent, will go toward sending the sch ...

Hometown news

George Rozowski Vogt The University of Wyoming accorded a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree upon George Maxwell Rozowski-Vogt of Newcastle at the completion of ...

Brain talk: students learn how the mind works

It’s Friday morning, and Judy Alberts has a brain in a box. She was going to hold off pulling it out, but she’s too excited. She can’t wait to share it with the ...