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School Talk: El Dorado County offers plenty of talent

A question I was asked a few years ago was, “Don’t you think the program for gifted and talented students is poorly run and underfunded?” Of course, it was a loaded question ...

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 ...

School Talk: New year and new focus on education

With the holiday season over, most of our thoughts have turned to the New Year and many of us are engaged in setting new goals or simply trying to figure out how we will pay for th ...

Don't miss child's 'window of opportunity'

Anyone who spends time with 3- and 4-year-old children quickly learns that this is a very special stage in a child’s development. Children who are 3 to 5 are learning all the ...

Teens prepping for life after school

Agriculture, engineering, land management, culinary arts, technology/media, and tourism are only a few of the offerings in the field of Career Technical Education. I’m sure you ...

Learn about your child's school

Schools in El Dorado County are open, buses are running, and children are carting backpacks full of books to and from school. Fall is in the air, or will be shortly. You just bough ...

Tips for staying healthy this school year

Now that school’s starting, life takes on new challenges such as balancing the daily schedule of getting everyone up, fed, and out the door, or, how to keep everyone healthy so t ...

Choose the best answer: A, B, C, D, or E

Answer the question, ring the bell. Every year school children between second and 11th grade are answering questions and ringing bells about what they’ve learned during the schoo ...

Vocational Ed goes big

For those of us who are a little older than graduation age, remember when we were in high school? No, not whatever you’re remembering that was so much fun and could have gotten y ...

El Dorado County schools sound for now

A signed state budget is good news as far as it goes for El Dorado County schools. “The governor’s signature now puts into place everything that is needed to start getting mone ...