Education

Break into freelance with Sierra College workshop

Sierra College is looking for at least 20 students to test out a free pilot program for those interested in the “gig economy,” an ever-growing trend according to Nat ...

Colfax High and teacher receive $100,000 award from Harbor Freight Tools

Teacher Jonathan Schwartz and Colfax High school were awarded a total of $100,000 by Harbor Freight Tools. $70,000 was given to the school and $30,000 was given to Schwartz.&nbs ...

Students apply now for scholarships

Placer Community Foundation invites local high school seniors and current college students to apply for scholarship awards for the 2018-2019 year. The Community Foundation is utili ...

Bowman School gym, classrooms closer to completion

Bowman Charter School’s $8.2 million gym and classroom construction project is moving ahead on interior work. Principal Kelly Graham said that the major portion of the ...

Students soak principal for charity

iLearn Academy in Meadow Vista decided to do a fundraising effort with a fun end prize: Soaking principal Andy Wood with two buckets of ice water at lunchtime in front of the wh ...

Placer Union High School District Open Enrollment/Intradistrict applications accepted Jan. 2 to Jan. 31

Open Enrollment/Intradistrict applications for Placer Union High School District are being accepted between Jan. 2 and Jan. 31, 2018. The District’s Open Enrollment/ Intradis ...

Colfax teacher wins excellence award

   The call went out nationally for top teachers in Harbor Freight’s Tools for Schools competition.    And more than 700 applicants from 48 states answe ...

Media Life: Placer County, meet your neighbors, the bears

A question. If a bear climbs a tree at Placer High School is it that big a deal? Or is it just another day in the paradise you know as Auburn? The answer? It’s actually a ...

Catch the energy: Placer's Amazing Comeback Miracle - Video report

New Bowman School gym construction on track

Bowman Charter School classes have started again, with a new parking lot configuration – and double the number of parking spaces – greeting students and their parental ...

Thunder Valley Casino owners' Auburn tribal school eyes move to Loomis

A 45-acre parcel north of Del Oro High School could become the new home for an expanded United Auburn Indian Community school now located in Auburn. Situated off Taylor Road in ru ...

Sierra College Faculty Member of the Year is well-known Auburnite

Reyes Ortega has been selected as Sierra College Full-Time Faculty Member of the Year. Ortega is a Chicano/Mexican American History teacher at Sierra College and is also coordinat ...

Back to School: By Dawn's Early Light

A smudge of tangerine in the eastern sky over purple canyon walls. Then a bright orange glow. And so it began. Placer High School’s Class of 2018 started the school year t ...

Rise and shine: Slumbering Placer High readies for new school year

The energy is already palpable as Placer High prepares to start classes again Tuesday. After a summer of calm, the Mission Revival buildings of the Downtown Auburn campus reverber ...

The Big Build: Bowman School’s $8.2 million project takes shape

The concrete was poured this week and the walls that have now risen at the building site are giving shape to the new Bowman Charter School gymnasium and classroom. The site prepar ...