Education

New principals for Colfax, Foresthill high schools

Current administrators at an Auburn middle school and a Grass Valley high school will be the new principals at Foresthill and Colfax high schools, respectively, according to an ann ...

Spring storm brings April showers to Auburn, snow to Colfax, Foresthill

April showers arrived with a vengeance in Auburn while the high country was crowned Tuesday with a fresh layer of snow. For Auburn-based Mid-Placer Transportation Agency – t ...

Placer Union locking in enrollment figures for 2014-15

Placer Union High School District has struggled for years to accommodate parents’ requests for intradistrict transfers in the face of dramatic enrollment shifts, and it repor ...

Colfax students’ invention generates a buzz

A New York-based retailer of private inventions has decided to produce and market a special ski-boot apparatus created by four Colfax High School students. The device, called the ...

Del Oro students, PG&E bond over welding

The pros at Pacific Gas & Electric Co. reached out Wednesday to Del Oro High School student welders, providing tips on the finer points of a skill that could provide a career p ...

Mixed-media art exhibit showcases teachers' selections of students' work

Ceramic pieces on pedestals greet visitors to the Teachers’ Choice student art show, on exhibit to March 29 at The Arts Building in Auburn. But the annual exhibition sponsore ...

Officials: Lockdown response a success

Last week’s lockdown at Colfax Elementary and Colfax High schools after young students reported seeing a man with a gun required real-time response to a potentially critical ...

50 regional schools join forces for state grant money

Possibilities are coming into focus for what area schools would do if given a piece of a $250 million pot of grant money set aside by the state for career pathways programs -- and ...

Science teachers to adapt Common Core reasoning

UC Davis administrator Arthur Beauchamp imparted words of wisdom Friday upon a room full of science teachers at the Placer Union High School District office: It is impossible to ma ...

Auburn-area schools show truancy, dropout rates below state average

State Attorney General Kamala Harris proposed legislation this week to tackle student truancy and dropout rates across the state, but local school officials say these issues are sl ...