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El Dorado County schools chief encourages children to follow their passion

Vicki Barber came to California when she was just out of high school, brought by the San Francisco Warriors to play professional basketball. She did for this for two years while at ...

School Talk: Graduation and scholarships go hand in hand

Tra-la, it’s May, the lusty month of May. Remember the song from Camelot? Yes, it is May. El Dorado County may not be quite Camelot, but for a large number of graduating studen ...

School Talk: Students serve and learn at the same time

How many shingles does it take for the roof? Where shall we plant these trees? Which families need food from the food bank? Service-Learning is a hands-on teaching and learning str ...

School Talk: Enjoy break, but keep learning

Summer is such a great time of year — warm, lazy days that last well into the evening. It’s such a great luxurious feeling until the kids run out of things to do. It begins w ...

School Talk: Testing checks to see what's been learned

Assessments, testing, examinations — why do those words often conjure up such scary thoughts? It’s probably because we all have experiences we’d just as soon not recall. I r ...

School Talk: Welcome to reading, El Dorado County style

We’re “Wild about Reading” in El Dorado County. If you don’t know what I’m talking about — read on. In 2004, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) completed a study ...