Education

Roseville, Rocklin students scramble to overcome nix of Academic Decathlon

Despite the cancelation of the 2015 Placer County Academic Decathlon competition, which Roseville High School won the past  two years in a row, local Placer County coaches are ...

Rocklin Elementary’s Thanksgiving pageant takes youngsters through time

The first grade “kangaroo class” at Rocklin Elementary School held its annual Thanksgiving pageant on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 20. According to first grade teacher ...

Parents voice fears, outrage with Rocklin school board

Last week’s school board meeting at Rocklin Unified School District was a standing-room only affair, as parents of special education students came out in force to say their p ...

Sierra College to host ‘Fire, Floodplains and Fish’ history

The Sierra College Natural History Museum will host a presentation entitled “Fire, Floodplains and Fish: the Historic Ecology of the lower Cosumnes River Watershed” by ...

State law may force quadriplegic Roseville teacher out of work

After 28 years of teaching math at Oakmont High School in Roseville, Jennifer Weast is at the wrong end of a formula that could force her out of work. Weast, 53, lost the use of h ...

District speaks out on Google Chromebook controversy

Following a series of emails and other extended communications with Placer Union High School District staff, parent Sam Toll of Loomis was given an opportunity to speak before the ...

Jessup to host Fall Preview Day

As William Jessup University continues to report record breaking enrollment numbers, the campus plans to open its doors to potential students during its fall Preview Day on Friday, ...

Vet on the mend: Rocklin student fights to comeback from Army injury

When Melanie Turner saw a live grenade rolling toward her, she fought through the fear to make time stand still for an instant — and in the milliseconds that followed she mad ...

Retired Rocklin teacher spurs donation blitz in wake of Boles Fire

Weed, California is more than just a lumber town in the shadow of Mount Shasta; or the setting for John Steinbeck’s 1937 literary masterpiece, “Of Mice and Men” & ...

Placer parent raises privacy fears over Chromebooks in school

Sam Toll, like many fathers, wants to protect his teenage daughter. However, the eminent, perhaps even clichéd threats of her male teenage counterparts, bullies and social p ...