California Department of Education

Proposed K-8 raises city objections

Until recently, a proposed charter school was raising City Council members’ concerns about the future of the Auburn Municipal Airport. The John Adams Academy, a kindergarten ...

In Horizon Charter Schools’ case, parents provide ultimate oversight

  Scott Leaman says the art of charter schools oversight is a delicate balancing act – ensuring the school is in compliance while also allowing the flexibility that def ...

Our View: Charter school trend doesn’t add up

One of the hottest local trends seems to be getting your child into a charter school. Auburn Union School District and the Placer County Office of Education are both on track to op ...

Our View: Where is the money going?

What would the 9,000-plus California public schools do with more than $64 billion if they could decide? Our guess: Fund current teacher salaries and hire new ones to keep class siz ...

CAHSEE scores show most students passing in Placer Union

Most Placer Union High School District schools are seeing almost 100 percent passing California High School Exit Exam scores. High school students are first given the exit exam, o ...

Subject educators to fiscal scrutiny

Per California Department of Education, we spend an average of $8,853 per year per student. The average teacher, same website, makes $67,932 per year. If you have 20 students per c ...

New legislation could extend Tdap deadline for students, schools

The California Department of Education is hoping Gov. Jerry Brown will sign a bill that will give schools an extra 30 days to get required vaccination forms this school year. In F ...

Three candidates hope for Board of Education seat

Editor’s note: This is the first of three articles on candidates running for Area 2 of the Placer County Board of Education. Lorene Euerle, 52, is running for the Area 2 seat of ...

Results show Auburn’s ‘STARs’

Results are in for the yearly tests that make your children cringe. Monday, State Superintendent Jack O’Connell released the 2010 California Department of Education Standardized ...