Education

Whitney High student media wins 2 first-place awards at national convention

Rocklin is on track to help turn out the next generation of powerful newspaper and magazine reporters. Last week it was announced that Whitney High School’s student-run prin ...

Jessup brings new chemistry lab to Rocklin

Construction is underway on a new chemistry lab at William Jessup University, which is slated to be in full use by Rocklin students later this year. Representatives for the colleg ...

The future of Warwick University unveiled in Rocklin

Ken Sloan travelled more than 5,000 miles last week, one way, to help bring a United Kingdom university to south Placer County. Warwick University, located in Coventry, could be ...

Rocklin theater director is bringing the classics back

Derek Martin has fond memories of being both on stage and behind the scenes while getting his Master’s degree of Fine Arts in Acting, with a concentration in Directing. One o ...

Whitney students get award, visit from White House press

Whitney High School students Jillian Madden, Michelle Masson, and Hannah Morrison were recently honored for their media documentary “The Future of College Tuition” by a ...

Whitney High broadcast program in Rocklin named best in the nation

The students in Whitney High School’s broadcasting program won top honors at a national convention in Atlanta, Georgia this month for their pre-recorded daily news program, c ...

Placer educators question ‘screen time’ for kids

Seventh-grade student Sasha Ballesteros spends up to four hours a day using social media in her free time. Now in Corey Coble’s technology class at Creekview Ranch Elementary ...

Rocklin high schools, special needs classes gather for indelible night

It looked like a typical high school basketball game, with the pep band, cheerleaders and announcer ready to go as Rocklin and Whitney players took the court. But this game on Feb. ...

Slavery lesson stirs emotions in Rocklin classroom

Art teacher Cynthia Brown has been reciting the story of Dave the potter for years to third graders at Sierra Elementary School, and it never fails to get a reaction from the kids ...

Placer County school officials try to wrangle the social media beast

Like rock n’ roll in its time, social media is here to stay – for good or for ill – which means that a lot of the choices students make online in their free time ...

William Jessup unveils new dormitory in Rocklin

Rocklin’s William Jessup University just welcomed students back for spring semester by completing its nearly $13 million campus expansion, including a new dormitory for housi ...

Transferring out of community college in Rocklin area a challenge

A large number of community college students are finding they’re stuck in the system, without any transfer in sight, for considerably longer than they had planned. Of those ...

After years of silence, Rocklin High has a marching band again

Rocklin High School has always been known for highly anticipated halftime performances at its games, especially from its dance and cheer teams. As of November, there is a new perfo ...

Rocklin school helps the homeless

When most kids will be finalizing their holiday wish lists in the coming weeks, the students at Harvest Ridge Placer Academy in Rocklin will be checking off lists of donations &nda ...

Researchers offer visual bridge to Arctic in Rocklin Nov. 20

The Sierra College Natural History Museum in Rocklin will host a presentation called “Life in the Arctic: The Impacts of a Changing Climate” on Friday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 ...