Education

Hands4Hope aims to help county’s needy kids

This summer Hands4Hope held its first School Supply Drive to benefit children in need in El Dorado County. In the weeks leading up to the start of the 2014-15 school year, Hands4H ...

El Dorado students deconstruct debate

In the moments leading up to the showdown, the room buzzed with energy, anticipation and a little uncertainty. The live televised gubernatorial debate from Sacramento between Gov. ...

Folsom High senior wins congressional app contest

Matthew Merrill, a senior at Folsom High School, won first place in the “House App Contest” in Sacramento County, which is a congressional competition sponsored by Rep. ...

Food for Thought raises funds to support local schools

The Folsom Cordova Education Foundation will hold its third annual Food for Thought fundraiser benefiting local school programs from 6:30 -9:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Pall ...

Electricity Fair returns to Folsom

The Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park will be hosting the annual Electricity Fair to highlight one of the world’s oldest hydroelectric facilities. For the third year, th ...

County office of education seeks to improve classrooms through ‘cohorts’

Classroom level grants will soon help to bring more innovative and engaging learning experiences to the students of El Dorado County, and a cohort of educators is working together ...

Boom in AP class enrollment raises flags

During the 2005-06 school year, students at Roseville High School took a total of 473 Advanced Placement courses. Last year, that number jumped to 1,064 –a figure more than t ...

Folsom students dedicate memorial garden at Oak Chan Elementary

Recently, Junior Girl Scout Troop 574 dedicated a memorial garden at Oak Chan Elementary School in memory of Bob Winford, a former third-grade teacher who passed away in October. ...

Chronicling the gift of family

After delivering three children of her own and seven surrogate infants, Tawni Nylander helped three couples create families of their own. Nylander, 45, of Cameron Park, said she b ...