Education

It's official: CHS gymnasium now 'Pucci Gym'

Ron Pucci never approached his basketball coaching job at Colfax High School with thoughts of individual glory or personal acclaim on his mind. In his 30-year coaching career at C ...

Placer Union budgets $36.9 million for 2014-15

A week before it expects to approve its 2014-15 budget, Placer Union High School District isn’t absolutely certain whether it will have more or less money than it did last ye ...

Chalk it up to caring about her kids

Valarie Lucas has spent nearly four decades teaching, but this year has been her last. Maidu High School’s graduation Thursday night was her last graduation, and she descri ...

Placer High salutes 115th graduating class

Placer High’s graduating class of 2014 received its due Saturday morning at LeFebvre Stadium in Auburn, at the school’s 115th annual commencement ceremony. The class ...

Class of 2014: Chana High School student overcomes grief to graduate

When 18-year-old Malinnah Clyde walks up to receive her high school diploma Friday, it will mark a bittersweet triumph over adversity. This past April, she lost her beloved &ldquo ...

Class of 2014: Top Placer High School grad’s interests go beyond GPA

Placer High senior James Vaughan credits his parents, his teachers and his school for creating an atmosphere to grow and learn in. On Saturday, Vaughan will be one of more than 30 ...

Placer Union revisits intradistrict transfer issue

Placer Union High School District reopened discussion last month about its policy on allowing students to switch schools, which was a source of controversy last fall when the distr ...

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 ...