Education

FBI teaches Placer High students the real CSI

Students in Placer High School’s forensics class had two real-life FBI agents on Tuesday to learn from and bounce questions off. The two agents – who requested anonymi ...

Placer High readies for all-class gathering of grads

The memories will be flowing at this summer’s Placer High School all-class reunion. Like the time mischief-making seniors stacked a pile of tires around the Auburn campus&rs ...

Forested counites' education, road monies secure in coming year

Reauthorized legislation will mean at least a year of continued federal funding for education and roads in forested counties. The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determina ...

Facilities review prioritizes projects

Editor’s note: This is part two in a three-part series on Placer Union High School District’s response to funding changes Colfax High School in tandem with the Placer ...

No “King of the Nerds” title for Bear River grad

It was close but no crown for “King of the Nerds” reality TV game show contestant Kaitlin Spak. The 2005 Bear River High School grad’s rise through the ranks on ...

Q&A: Top Auburn Union School District educator continues to learn

Superintendent of the Auburn Union School District for almost a year, Laura Grassmann oversees operations for about 2,100 students over four elementary schools – Rock Creek, ...

E.V. Cain gets ‘Quality’ assist

Tanya Randall, left, presents a check for $1,000 to Cindy Giove, principal of E. V. Cain STEM Charter Middle School. The money was donated by Quality Housing Development Corporatio ...

Bear River High grad competes on “King of the Nerds” reality TV show

Bear River High School grad Kaitlin Spak has proven her nerdiness on the TBS reality series “King of the Nerds,” surviving several rounds of competition. Spak, 26, sta ...

Knowledge is the first step toward understanding

Somewhere along the line, Stuart Rawlings missed the age-old adage that you never discuss religion or politics. Starting Thursday, Rawlings will teach an eight-week class at the ...

England’s Warwick University moving on Placer County campus

England’s University of Warwick has taken the first official step to establish a campus in Placer County, near Roseville. Plans announced today by the school call for a phas ...

Sights of Placer High Spirit Week

If the walls could talk, they would ask for earmuffs. For four days, the four walls of Placer High’s Earl Crabbe Gymnasium rocked to the sound of screaming fans and absurd s ...

Media Life: Auburn premieres local link to “All-American Makers”

A garage opens. The light from outside illuminates the screen. And a new show on the Science Channel debuts. At North Auburn’s DeWitt Theater, the audience at the local prem ...

It’s time to apply for civilian sheriff’s academy

Reservations are now being taken for the Placer County Sheriff Office’s Community Awareness Academy, which offers an inside look at the law enforcement agency. Attendees are ...

For Placer vets, an exception to the rule

In many colleges in the United States, veterans face an uphill battle when it comes to not only readjusting to civilian life, but getting the educational benefits they earned throu ...

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 ...