Education

Placer Union High School District embraces distance learning

A student at Foresthill High School who wants to take as many Advanced Placement classes as possible will no longer have to transfer to Placer. In fact, more classes will be availa ...

Warwick University to open Placer County campus

Ken Sloan travelled more than 5,000 miles last week, one way, to help bring a United Kingdom university to south Placer County. Warwick University, located in Coventry, could begi ...

Classes resume after lockdown at Auburn Elementary School

A lockdown at Auburn Elementary School this morning has ended and classes have resumed. At about 9:20 a.m.,  a fourth-grade student left the campus without permission and wal ...

Lincoln High’s National Honor Society donates $150 for First Street Elementary School

Lincoln High School’s National Honor Society members recently presented First Street Elementary School’s CARE Afterschool Program students with a treat and a cash donat ...

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom celebrates 30th-anniversary celebration April 22

When Placer County Farm Bureau past President Barbara Johnson goes to the podium April 22, she will be honored as a long-time advocate of agricultural education. Johnson, 90, curr ...

College bound: Placer's AVID program preps students

This week in Mike Sabins’s AVID class at Placer High School, 12 students sit at an oblong table and take turns reading their parts aloud from Reginald Rose’s “Twe ...

Local landscape designer abuzz with outdoor education ideas

When he was 7 years old, Steven Norrell told his babysitter he wanted to teach people how to better use the land. Fast forward 20 years, and the Del Oro graduate is finally making ...

After tragedy, helping teens cope

Time and again, when tragedy strikes, the Auburn community comes together. That support was displayed publicly at a vigil held Monday night for Placer High School teens Jared Gache ...

Vigil honors two beloved freshmen

Hundreds of people entered the Placer High School quad, speaking softly and leaning on each other. Football players, alumni, family, staff and friends mourned Trevor Keller and ...

Lincoln High’s National Honor Society donates $150 for First Street Elementary School

Lincoln High School’s National Honor Society members recently presented First Street Elementary School’s CARE Afterschool Program students with a treat and a cash donat ...

Golden Club Scholarship Bingo fundraiser set for April 9

Lincoln Golden Club hosts a Scholarship Bingo Party April 9 at the Veterans Hall, 541 5th St. Doors open at noon and play begins at 1 p.m. A raffle will be held and refreshments wi ...

Bright skies expected for Easter weekend

It looks like the Easter bunny may leave his umbrella at home this year. After a slight chance of rain on today, Auburn is looking at mostly clear and sunny skies throughout the w ...

Stan Parker at Chana, Maidu named alternative education principal of the year

Everyone should make a mid-career switch; that’s a philosophy Stan Parker picked up from his mentor while he was in graduate school at Chico State University. If being awarde ...

Kindergarten enrollment is underway for Auburn schools

You may have seen the billboard at Interstate 80 and the Maple Street exit reminding parents that it’s time to enroll their 5-year-olds in kindergarten. Auburn Union School ...

First Street School students enjoy play about mental health challenges

More than 100 fourth and fifth grade students at First Street School laughed aloud, listened with quiet attention and clapped enthusiastically at a performance of “Walk In Ou ...