Education

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 ...

Auburn Placer High classroom fire cause still a mystery

  Nearly two weeks after a fire damaged a Placer High School art classroom, investigators are not releasing a cause. Auburn’s fire and police departments are both invo ...

Chicago Park School teacher earns honor for making a difference

Chicago Park School teacher Mary Alice Colwell was among those honored during the 2014 “Teachers Who Make a difference” celebration and awards dinner held March 6 at th ...

Placer High art class scrambles to make up for supplies lost in fire

Art teacher Kaija Perkins-Uno and her classes are back in creative mode, days after a fire forced them out of a Placer High School classroom. The classes that normally would be h ...

From Sierra College to Bhutan

For Sierra College student Elizabeth Ridolfi, the way forward has been obvious thus far. The Auburn resident took a natural interest in the sciences at Skyridge Elementary School ...

Placer High School fire evacuates hundreds of students

A fire in a Placer High School classroom today led to the safe evacuation of hundreds of students before it was put out. The fire was initially reported in an upper campus classro ...

Amanda Schafer wins Colfax Lions Student Speaker contest

Colfax High School senior Amanda Schafer was honored by the Colfax Lions Club for her participation in the Lions Student Speaker Contest on Feb. 18 at the Pizza Factory. Amanda wa ...

Auburn, Placer Union schools asked to tighten the tap

In an effort to curb the effects of widespread drought, the California Department of General Services has asked schools across the state to cut back on water use. According to a p ...

Placer County STEM Expo reinvents ‘science fair’

When he set up the first the Placer County STEM Expo in 2011, Executive Director Eric Bull, an associate professor at William Jessup University, hoped it would be an antidote to th ...