Education

Class of 2014: Placer grad persevered, overcame obstacles

Customers of North Auburn’s Jamba Juice may recognize her face, but few would know that Portia Lewis has overcome obstacles and persevered during high school to get to Saturd ...

Da Vinci’s Lab invites tinkerers, inventors

A new nonprofit in Auburn offers aspiring inventors a place to tinker and experiment, with the aim of creating a pipeline for them to usher an idea from conception to market. It&r ...

On track for a new track

Runners take off on Stacy Dragila Track at Placer High School for the start Saturday of the inaugural Green & Gold Fun Run 5K fundraiser to raise money to resurface the track&r ...

Placer schools get $4.1 million in grant money

Placer County Office of Education learned Friday that it and four of its constituent school districts will receive more than $4.1 million among them in June to build career pathway ...

Boom in AP class enrollment raises flags

During the 2005-06 school year, students at Roseville High School took a total of 473 Advanced Placement courses. Last year, that number jumped to 1,064 –a figure more than t ...

Auburn shows Placer High grads the scholarship green

Placer High School graduates are finding local financial support worth about $500,000 as they move on to higher education. Wearing their green graduation robes, graduating seniors ...

Placer Union High School District's strategic plan sets course

The work of four community forums in February and March came to fruition last week as Placer Union High School District unveiled its first-ever strategic plan, an outline of its pr ...

NRA chooses Colfax student for annual summit

A 15-year-old Colfax resident will be one of 45 high school students chosen from across the nation to visit Washington, D.C., in June on the National Rifle Association’s dime ...

New high school to open in Grass Valley

A new, tuition-free charter high school is set to open this fall in Grass Valley. According to Principal Erica Crane, Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning will hold classes an ...

Live Oak Waldorf hosts 10-school pentathlon

The campus of Live Oak Waldorf School, a private school in Meadow Vista, will host gods and athletes this weekend in a pentathlon for fifth-graders throughout the region. Now in i ...