Education

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 ...

Banded together

Music-loving taxpayers, come see what you get for $1,000. OK, that’s a little misleading. One-thousand dollars is what a high school music department receives to fund its c ...

Theresa Wood takes part in State Geography Bee

Theresa Wood of Auburn participated in the California State National Geographic Bee on April 4 at California State University, Fresno. Bees were held in schools with fourth throu ...

Placer High joins national engineering program

A new pre-engineering program is coming to Placer High School next year, funded by the California Department of Education through June 2018. The program is called Project Lead the ...

Auburn Union announces new superintendent

Laura Grassmann will supersede her current interim position and assume a new role as superintendent of Auburn Union School District in July. The district’s board of trustees ...

Fifth-graders receive pajama donation for camp

The Assistance League of Greater Placer donated several pairs of girls and boys pajamas to fifth-graders at Rock Creek Elementary School in Auburn Friday, just in time for the stud ...

Del Oro takes on musical 'Les Miserables'

The Del Oro Theatre Arts Department has produced many plays in the past, including in recent years “Into The Woods,” “Little Shop Of Horrors,” “13,&rd ...

Expert cautions Placer High students on social media

Worried about the pitfalls of Facebook, cell phones and other indelible digital records that invite indiscretion, a Placer High School parent group has recruited a criminal justice ...