Education

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 ...

Rocklin’s Western Sierra meets Chinese sister school

Western Sierra Collegiate Academy in Rocklin recently sent its Vice Principal Chip Kling and Mandarin teacher Peggy Kao, to Hangzhou, China, on a mission of establishing “a s ...

Rocklin’s Pride Days filled with contemplative moments

Rocklin’s Sierra College saw a strong turnout for its Pride Days event, which the school described as “a three day educational event, tied closely to college curricula, ...

Retired school supe turns to brass in Rocklin

Retired Superintendent of the Ackerman school district, Gary Yee, has put down the text books and picked up the euphonium and is playing with the Winds of Faith community band in R ...

Local faces memorialized in AIDS quilt coming to Rocklin

In 1985, San Francisco political activist Cleve Jones found his community completely devastated by a new disease, which would eventually become the deadly national epidemic known a ...

Rocklin's Sierra College ends labor battle

After months of stalled negotiations, Sierra College and its classified employees – including full-time administrative assistants, maintenance workers and instructional aides ...

Rocklin college students get free pocket Constitutions

The Sierra College Young Americans for Liberty club spent Thursday, Sept. 17 giving out free pocket Constitutions on their campus quad to students as part of Constitution Day. The ...

Common Core: Placer County students rank above state average

Public school students across the U.S. participated in the first round of Common Core testing last spring, and now the results are trickling in. The tests measured student achievem ...

On 911 anniversary, Rocklin educator discusses book on living in N.Y. through tragedy

Some moments in life stay as vivid as if they happened only yesterday, and for William Jessup University’s Marketing Director Amy Bartlett that moment came on September 11, 2 ...