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The California FFA Foundation provides support, financial and otherwise, to the California Department of Education’s agricultural programs, which prepare high school students to become tomorrow's leaders in the industry.

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Pre-K Planning to Benefit More Placer County Children

Western Placer Unified School District recently unveiled plans for its Pre-K planning and implementation grant. This program will allow access to pre-kindergarten for all 4-year-olds in the Lincoln area through classes offered at almost every elementary school in the district, as well as bridging with private preschools.

(June 8, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
Roseville Opens Entrepreneurship Center to Promote Technology

In order to promote and develop FinTech, MedTech, and GovTech industries in and around Roseville, the Roseville Venture Lab has opened on downtown Vernon Street. Its goal is to “provide innovators a chance to engage leaders to test and validate solutions.”

(June 3, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report

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Image caption: Daniel Weintraub, chief of staff to state Sen. Steve Glazer, speaks at an Assembly committee hearing in Sacramento on Wednesday, July 29.
Calling Emergency on SB 911

SB 911, a bill to publicly fund journalism in California, narrowly advances to Assembly Appropriations Committee; faces opposition from ethnic media publishers.

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California’s Reparations Could Include Tuition, Housing Grants

California’s first-in-the-nation task force to identify reparations said business loans, housing grants, tuition, wage and job protections could provide redress for African Americans.

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‘Public Interest Media' Funding Bill Advances

SB 911 would provide $50M in public funding for journalism in California. It is heading to the state Senate floor with outside support still tepid.

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Who’s missing from California’s community colleges?

California’s community college enrollment plummeted during the pandemic. Here are the stories of some of the students who left.

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Arts For the Schools live performances return

Arts For The Schools has returned to offering onStage Live performances, starting with QUITAPENAS, which means "to remove worries” on March 11. This band, made up of first-generation sons of immigrant parents from Guatemala and Mexico, offer tropical Afro-Latin songs …

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Book vending machine for Incline: Library expands access to books

I must admit, I have a special affinity for libraries. Ever since I learned how to read, I’ve been visiting them and even now as an adult, every time I walk into the library and come out with a handful …

Image caption: Placer County schools have a long history of educating young people in that rural  region.
Placer County’s School System, Explained

Placer County’s school system dates back well over 100 years and is today governed by an elected superintendent and board of directors. Here are some facts and figures about schools in the county.

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Schools Finally Get Needed Funding

EdSource spoke with Sen. John Laird Monday regarding the “historic” education funding contained in the budget the legislature had just sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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California’s Education System: How the Bureaucracy Works

How California's extensive public school system is organized and managed, explained.

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