Education

Auburn teacher arrested

A Roseville man who taught at Horizon Charter schools in Auburn and Roseville has been arrested on six felony counts of child molestation. James McNealy Carroll, 64, was arrested ...

Updated PHS press box may include names of Gaches, Keller

The parents of Trevor Keller and Jared Gaches, two freshman football players at Placer High School who lost their lives earlier this month, hope to honor their sons by updating the ...

PUHSD updates sex ed policy

Auburn-area students will receive an updated version of sex education, as high school trustees voted to adopt new state law into its policies. The state law requires that seventh- ...

The end of high school exit exams

At least 40 Auburn-area students who jumped all the hurdles to graduate from high school except one – the California High School exit exam – are now eligible to earn a ...

PUHSD updates sex ed, residency policies

Changes may be made to high school policy regarding the teaching of sexual health and HIV and AIDS prevention. District trustees will consider the new policy, which reflects change ...

Rock Creek leader named Educator of the Year

Her grandmother was a teacher, her mother was a teacher, and everyone in her family assumed she would become a teacher, too, but Suzanne Flint had other ideas as she headed off to ...

E.V. Cain STEM Charter School wins big at STEM fairs

Is Vitamin B12 absorbed into the blood better as an injection? Do people remember words better if they’re written in different in color? Does expensive food taste better? Th ...

AUSD promotes positivity, hears about new program for English language learners

The code of conduct – It’s how school staff expects its students to behave, as well as the consequences if those expectations aren’t met. Each year, schools in t ...

Hometown news

George Rozowski Vogt The University of Wyoming accorded a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree upon George Maxwell Rozowski-Vogt of Newcastle at the completion of ...

Brain talk: students learn how the mind works

It’s Friday morning, and Judy Alberts has a brain in a box. She was going to hold off pulling it out, but she’s too excited. She can’t wait to share it with the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Key year for Falcons

For Colfax High School’s athletic program, the next 12 months could be perhaps the most important in the school’s 56-year history. Whether the Falcons realize it or n ...

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 ...