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CONTEST: Does your child have what it takes to be the next Jeopardy! champ?

CONTEST: Does your child have what it takes to be the next Jeopardy! champ?

Jeopardy! will be hosting an online test for kids between the ages of 10 and 12 to find bright young people for the popular Kids Week shows. The test will be given only once at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on October 5th. Registration must be completed in advance by a parent or guardian at www.jeopardy.com.

Taking the online test is the first step toward becoming a contestant on Jeopardy!  Kids who pass the test will be invited to auditions held in Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Atlanta, and Chicago in November.

Buckeye Education Foundation funding helps restore El Dorado County school programs

Buckeye Education Foundation funding helps restore El Dorado County school programs

SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA -- At the Buckeye Union School District Board of Trustees meeting held  Wednesday night, August 17, the Board voted to utilize a recent grant from the private Buckeye Education Foundation to reinstate District physical education (P.E.) and library positions previously cut for the 2011-2012 school year.

“Thanks to the generosity of our community's gifts to the Buckeye Education Foundation, we’re extremely proud that our Foundation is able to again this year help fund vital campus positions for all seven schools in the District,” explained Jon Yoffie, president of Buckeye Education Foundation.

“Strong library and P.E. programs are essential to the overall health and academic success of every single one of our students.”

According to District documents, funding for the P.E.

El Dorado County selected for progressive national education program

A partnership consisting of educators from the El Dorado Center of Folsom Lake College, the El Dorado County Office of Education and the Western Slope Boys and Girls Club in El Dorado County has won a competitive bid to launch a new effort to improve services for youth and young adults.

The Forum for Youth Investment, a nonprofit “action tank” based in Washington, D.C., chose the partnership from El Dorado County as one of four communities nationwide to participate in the Ready by 21, Credentialed by 26 Challenge.

The selected communities will develop goals and plans to increase support for older youth, with an emphasis on helping more low-income, minority and first-generation college-goers obtain postsecondary credentials with labor market value.

The El Dorado County partnership – along with Montgomery County, Md.; Broward County, Fla.; and Sonoma County – will carry out the challenge by implementing the Forum’s Ready by 21 strategies, which help communities

Horizon Charter Schools Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade Roundup

Horizon Charter Schools Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade Roundup

Horizon Charter Schools invite you to their Placerville Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade round-up on Tuesday, March 22, 2011.

Find out about your FREE public education options, no fees or tuitions.

There will be guest speakers and child care is provided.

Where: 6831 Mother Lode Drive, Placerville
When: Tuesday, March 22, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

For more information about Horizon Charter Schools, visit our website: www.horizoncharterschool.org, or contact our Admissions Department at 800.338.8003 x 5210

Looking for educational options for your Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grader?

Looking for educational options for your Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grader?

PLACERVILLE - Horizon Charter Schools invite you to their Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade round-up on Tuesday, March 22, 2011.

Find out about your FREE public education options, no fees or tuitions. There will be guest speakers and child care available.

Where: 6831 Mother Lode Drive, Placerville

When: Tuesday, March 22, 4:30-5:45 p.m.

For more information about Horizon, visit our website: www.horizoncharterschool.org or contact out Admissions Department at 800.338.8003 x 5210.

Newsom launches California discussion on state's higher education system

Newsom launches California discussion on state's higher education system

California's Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday the launch of a statewide higher education listening tour and an online campaign that will engage Californian's in a public dialogue, seeking their feedback and suggestions on issues relating to the state's higher education system.

In the coming months, Newsom is expected to travel to the University of California (UC), Califoria State University (CSU) and community college campuses, to meet with a broad range of stakeholders, including students, administration officials and community and business leaders.

"I look forward to having an honest conversation and hearing directly from students, educators and administration officials on everyday issues and challenges within our higher education system," said Newsom.

California ReLeaf announces student poster contest

SACRAMENTO -- California ReLeaf announced today the release of a statewide Arbor Week poster contest for students in third to fifth grades. Students are asked to create original artwork based on the theme “Trees Are Worth It”. Submissions are due to California ReLeaf by February 1, 2011.

In addition to the poster contest rules, educators can download a packet that includes three lesson plans that focus on the value of trees, community benefits of trees, and  jobs in the urban and community forestry field. The full packet including lesson plans and poster contest rules can be downloaded at www.californiareleaf.org/programs/arborweek.