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Sierra College serves more than 18,000 students annually at its campus in Rocklin and in centers located in Roseville, Grass Valley, and Truckee.

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Research: Immigration Enforcement Hinders Education; Schools Offer Support


Immigration enforcement lowers students’ ability to succeed academically and negatively affects their overall learning experience.

Cinderella Project Moves; Grand Opening Feb. 24


Bright Futures for Youth’s Nevada County Cinderella Project, which provides dresses, tuxedos and other formal clothes to students, has moved to a space inside Sammie’s Nifty Thrift Shop in Grass Valley.

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McCarty gets win for Sacramento State and CSUs to expand offerings

By Laura De la Garza Garcia and Madison Duong A new law signed by Gov. Newsom could change the way students pursue one of the...

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Discount lift tickets benefit local schools

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Skiers and snowboarders can pre-purchase reduced-rate lift tickets valid at many North Lake Tahoe ski resorts through the Excellence in Education Skiing for Schools program. Tickets are on sale now.

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Renowned Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe to present at the Tahoe Science Center

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, and University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe present internationally renowned climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe for an exclusive North Shore presentation on Tuesday, January 23, …

Image caption: University presidents across the Cal State system have seen their pay rise substantially as compared to faculty members.
Cal State Presidents Enjoyed 43% Pay Raise From 2007 to 2022

Mildred García, the new Cal State chancellor, is earning a total compensation of nearly $1 million. Meanwhile, university president pay has increased at a greater rate than that of faculty, who are preparing to strike in early December, and the …

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Library loop: More than books! – Programs, initiatives and more by local libraries

Libraries go beyond being repositories of books; they actively contribute to the social fabric of their communities through a variety of outreach, educational, and cultural initiatives.

Image caption: Cal State Sacramento is one of four universities where members of the faculty union plan to walk out.
Cal State Profs Plan Walkout in Fight for 12 Percent Pay Hike

Cal State officials offered a 5 percent increase for each of the next 3 years, though the raises are not guaranteed. The union plans strikes at four campuses.

Image caption: California's school buildings aren't what they used to be, after years or neglect and disrepair that the legislature now struggles to reverse.
California's Crumbling Schools: Legislature Crafting Huge Construction Bond

Small, rural districts often struggle to pass local bond measures to pay for school construction and repairs. In some cases, leaking roofs, dry rot and broken air conditioners haven’t been fixed in years.

Image caption: Under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, California students must now be educated in media literacy and critical thinking skills.
How to Spot Fake News Now Part of California School Curriculum

A new law requires K-12 schools to add media literacy to curriculum for English language arts, science, math and history-social studies. Among the lessons will be recognizing fake news.

Image caption: Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled affirmative action policies unconstitutional, some students are recosidering their college choices.
Affirmative Action: How SCOTUS Decision Changes College Admissions

After the Supreme Court ended affirmative action in college admissions, some students are rethinking their school selections. Some colleges are also boosting their student outreach as they seek diversity.

Image caption: California, America’s technology mecca, is quickly falling behind in education for the next generation of computer scientists.
California Ranks Low in Tech Education Due to Teacher Shortage

Only 40 percent of California high schools offer computer science classes as California falls behind in technology education nationally. A new law aims to make it easier to certify computer science teachers.

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