teachers

Another View: A gift that gains value as years pass

As we helped our daughter staple colorful construction paper onto a bulletin board in her middle school classroom, I was filled with pride. Once, when I asked her why she would wan ...

Reader Input: State picking on teachers

Dear California: What’s happened to the place I used to be so proud of saying I was born and raised in? I was talking to my Mom there in Auburn, and I find out your benevol ...

Another View: Politics as usual blocks teacher misconduct reform

Every day, parents entrust to our local schools their most precious possessions – their children. Schools have a sacred responsibility to educate students in a safe learning env ...

Thank you to all teachers who inspire

As I watch my daughter’s high school career wind down I am reminded of all the wonderful teachers/coaches that she has been so fortunate to encounter over the years and I wanted ...

Property tax goes chiefly to education

Re: “Education now feeding off the people” (Allen Cassidy, Reader Input, March 12): The last breakdown in the property tax bill indicated that 61.86 percent of the property tax ...

Technology stifles student creativity

Schools need to limit the use of computers. These distractions are stifling student creativity. They need to write and read books, not engage in artificial learning. Teachers need ...

Ruffalo: Morose missives part of school districts’ kabuki drama

Each and every year — and this current one doesn’t seem different — the education community goes through this kabuki theater exercise wherein the drama is whether or not teac ...

Veteran and new teacher share experiences, dreams

Auburn schools start today, and local teachers are ready to go. So, what do veteran and new teachers reflect on and expect in their careers? Two Placer High School teachers sat dow ...

New year brings change for local schools

Teachers are sprucing up their classrooms and reviewing their lesson plans. It’s that time again, students. Get ready for back to school. Michele Schuetz, superintendent of the ...

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 ...

Cultivate good teachers

I saw a comment on Facebook that said, “How we can save great teachers from antiquated ‘last in, first out’ policies.” I am not a specialist in education, but I have been a ...

Invest in teachers, not bureaucracy

Re: “$1.8 million in cuts could take toll on Auburn school district,” (Journal, Jan. 28): I was a principal in private schools for 13 years and I have a great respect for teac ...

Our teachers undervalued

Teacher paychecks aren’t high enough because of the school budget problem. While some teachers are doing perfectly fine, others are either being laid off, or put on part-time. ...

Everyday educators speak out on pensions

Several local retired educators want the community to know they aren’t making anywhere near $100,000 in annual pensions. Patrick Graham Patrick Graham is a Roseville resident ...

Education employees get $10,000 training

Placer County Office of Education offered a training extravaganza to its employees Tuesday. The Western-themed all-day training event took place at the Gold Country Fairgrounds a ...