A team of Folsom youths will travel to St. Louis next week to compete in a national competition testing its skill in robotics, engineering and teamwork.

Completion rates at the California Community Colleges have fallen steadily over the past four years, according to the first update of the system's Student Success Scorecard.

The community college and California State University systems have embraced a new associate degree as an opportunity to fix the broken transfer process. But despite progress in implementing the degree program over the past few years, many challenges remain - most notably, actually getting students to participate.

During the recession, community college students complained of deep wait lists and crowded classrooms, symptoms typical of a struggling economy.

Two schools with the San Juan Unified School district won the Norcal Finals for the Science Olympiad Saturday.

Annual rite of spring packs thousands into UC Davis to sample university’s diversity.

Sacramento State will celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday with walking tours, food trucks and informational displays.

Third-grader Duncan Nakamoto of Elk Grove was surprised Friday morning upon learning he had won $100,000 toward his college fund in the “Big Dreams Start Small” national scholarship contest.

In a high-ceilinged classroom, bright sun poking through the blinds and reflecting off the whiteboard, eight students lug heavy textbooks to their desks and prepare for this afternoon’s lesson:

Seeking to close a gap undocumented students face in funding their education, state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, has proposed a new loan program for California’s public universities.

The announcement at the Sacramento City Teachers Association office in east Sacramento was a victory for the teachers, who had broadly criticized the district’s participation in a consortium of California districts that agreed to tie student test scores to teacher evaluations.

This year marks 100 years of Picnic Days at UC Davis: That’s a lot of udder-pulling, parade floats floated, experiments showcased and off-campus beer and burgers consumed.

A team of Christian Brothers High School students won the 2014 Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Moot Court competition Tuesday.

Weeks after some Asian American lawmakers killed a measure to restore affirmative action in California’s public colleges by withdrawing their support, backlash from Democrats who supported the effort is surfacing in the Capitol and on the campaign trail.

Frustrated with aging facilities at 82-year-old Grant Union High School, Del Paso Heights community members on Monday asked school and political leaders to install campus HVAC units and consider other improvements such as filling the swimming pool.

Rescue Union School District is enrolling students in the Rescue COOL School Virtual Academy for the 2014-15 school year.

Lilian Velazquez Acosta offers daily English lessons to a group of women in her tiny kitchen, pointing to words in a book for her pupils to recite. Doing so helps keep her mind off the possibility that she could be deported.

A bill to increase the prevalence of emergency epinephrine auto-injectors, or EpiPens, in California schools would not have helped Natalie Giorgi, who died from an allergic reaction after biting into a Rice Krispies treat at Camp Sacramento last year.

Twin Rivers Unified unfurled a five-month plan Wednesday to correct heating and air-conditioning problems at Grant Union High School and Harmon Johnson Elementary School.

More than 16,000 California children entered kindergarten this school year without vaccinations because of their parents’ personal beliefs, up 15 percent from the prior year and more than double the number from six years ago, according to new figures from the California Department of Public Health.

In the seven months since Sacramento City Unified School District won unprecedented federal permission to use new methods at low-performing schools, the urban district has begun ranking campuses and sending educators to other schools to coach their colleagues.

Over the years, the longtime Sacramento watering hole known as The Trap has faced many a threat, most notably from building inspectors. Patrons and its owners now find itself facing a news menace: school children.

Wildlife artist Rick Radigonda, above, judges some of the top 400 waterfowl art entries from California schoolchildren Thursday in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual Junior Duck Stamp competition.

Twin Rivers Unified School District has paid Ricardo Sazo $225,000 to settle a lawsuit filed in 2011 alleging excessive force and negligence by its Police Department and Officer Jason Smith.

Sacramento police searched the school after a third grader reported seeing an armed subject walk onto campus.

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