Education

Alpha Omega dinner honors high achievers

Colfax High School honored 33 seniors for their academic excellence at the 50th annual Alpha Omega dinner and ceremony for the laureates and their families. Designed to honor dis ...

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 ...

The man behind the curtain

At one point in the “Wizard of Oz,”  the Cowardly Lion, about to do something he really doesn’t want to do, asks his cohorts to do one thing for him. &ldqu ...

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 Pla ...

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 ...

Placer Union High School District reacts to state’s new funding formula with community forums

Editor’s note: This is part one in a three-part series on Placer Union High School District’s response to funding changes In 2013, California enacted a landmark ne ...

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, ...

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 ...

Warwick University moving forward on Placer County campus

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