Education

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 ...

Rocklin’s iCare campus a last chance for expelled students

Stores are stocked with notebooks, kids crowd at bus stops in the morning, and Taco Tree is mobbed during lunch: It must be back-to-school season. In a three-part series, the Place ...

Former foster kids get helping hand at Rocklin’s Sierra College

With Sierra College’s new academic year underway, the school’s foundation recently teamed up with Rocklin organizations and businesses to provided more than 100 care-pa ...

Rocklin’s William Jessup sees storm of students on first day

Rocklin’s William Jessup University saw more than 1,200 students roaming its campus Monday, as new and returning academics got their first look at the school’s major, o ...

Rocklin’s Hacker Lab captivates local kids

It was cross-county success for several agencies last month when a donation from a Placer County organization sent Roseville kids to a science lab in Rocklin for a day. The donati ...

Rocklin college grad launches ambitious career at home, abroad

A five-year academic adventure through multiple nations and two college degrees has come to a close for Rocklin’s James Whistler – and he’s done it all by age 22. ...

Sierra College embroiled in labor dispute over salaries

Salary negotiations have broken down between Sierra College and its classified staff – including full-time administrative assistants, maintenance workers and instructional ai ...