Education

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 ...

The need for 21st-century learning spaces

Over the last 20 years, I have been responsible for overseeing the building of learning environments that are a catalyst to educational innovation and to create facilities in which ...

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 ...

High school district floats bond measure

The Placer Union High School District has placed a new bond measure on the June ballot to raise $135 million to build new classrooms and renovate old ones on the district’s a ...

Del Oro FFA open house fundraiser to feature barbecue, plant sales April 16

Del Oro High School’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) students have never attended the National FFA Convention but they are now trying to raise money to attend the October ev ...

The Company and Del Oro Theatre Arts present family musical, ‘The Wizard of Oz’

There’s no place like The Company and Del Oro High School Theatre Arts to transport the entire family to the wondrous discoveries in the Emerald City for eight performances f ...

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 ...

District-wide bond measure could benefit Del Oro

Del Oro High School, built in 1959, may see new buildings, more classrooms and expanded science and math facilities if a $135 million June ballot measure is approved by voters. Da ...

Forty-six local students interested in theater took part in a three-day workshop and performance at Del Oro High School last week.

Led by The Young Americans, a non-profit professional show choir, students in grades three through twelve from Del Oro and Loomis Basin schools, participated in thr ...

Ophir STEAM Academy wins national school board award

Ophir Elementary School’s STEAM Academy has been awarded an “Honorable Mention” in the 2016 Magna Awards by the National School Boards Association, said the schoo ...