Education

Auburn’s Rock Creek School students welcome exam with teeth in it

The class of Rock Creek Elementary School second graders is full of bright eyes and attentiveness as Dr. Dan Mertz arrives. “What is his job, boys and girls?” teacher ...

Christmas tree lots hit high notes with Auburn’s festive shoppers

The firs are flying off the Christmas tree lots as the traditional holiday centerpiece starts to light up homes with a warm glow in advance of Dec. 25. Lots throughout the Auburn ...

California schools will keep a supply of EpiPens on campus

  Beginning in January, schools in California will be required under state law to have at least one epinephrine auto-injector prescribed to each campus. At least one staff p ...

Placer High lockdown leads to drive for emergency kits

When a suspect in the shooting deaths of two peace officers led law enforcement on a manhunt Oct. 24 to a neighborhood near Placer High School, the campus was locked down for the s ...

Children focus of fun fundraiser

With each lap around a small figure-8 at the historic Clipper Gap School, the tricycle-riding students raised a little more money for the Head Start program Thursday morning. The ...

Smoke closes several Auburn area schools

Six area schools were closed Monday due to continued concerns about air quality as smoke from the King Fire settled in the skies above Placer County. Officials with the Placer Cou ...

Bowman Charter welcomes new principal

For the last 30 years or so, Kelly Graham has worked to educate young people in Placer County, most of them in high school. Now, Graham is switching gears as the new principal at ...

Sierra College: Four-year degree now available

Community colleges are often thought of as a precursor to a university career, but one area college is breaking the stereotype and offering a four-year degree in one of their most ...

Disabled access to mainstream classes a major issue at statewide student forum

Late in July, 47 high-school students with disabilities rallied on the State Capitol steps in Sacramento to highlight a week of California Youth Leadership Forum activities. Zac C ...

Back to school not just for kids

For more than 50 years, Placer School for Adults has been a resource for people looking to further their education. With courses focusing on topics like computer technology, cooki ...