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While Placer County is known for its highly regarded K-12 schools, it is also home to Sierra College and William Jessup University in Rocklin and Brandman University in Roseville, and plans are in place to build a satellite Sacramento State campus in unincorporated southern Placer County to serve its growing population.
Placer County has consistently ranked as one of the highest performing counties in California for K-12 public education, contributing to its desirability for families to live in the area. Topping both state and national rankings for student assessment scores and col- lege and career readiness, Placer County has dubbed its institutions with a “gold in education” standard.
Since the end of the Great Recession in 2009 and the long recovery period that followed, many economic experts have been anticipating the next downturn. While economists say predicting it is complicated, with trade tensions with China causing concern, other factors, such as the unemployment rate and economic output, have been reported to be healthy.
On July 1, two highly regarded, long-standing behavioral and mental health services, juvenile nonprofit organizations, Stanford Youth Solutions and Sierra Forever Families merged to better address the complex needs of children, youth and families.
Community theater, often known for supporting and encouraging aspiring young artists, has a new home in the greater Sacramento area. Thanks to a new Youth Theatre For All program, launched by the Natomas Arts and Education Foundation, more than 50 children ages 10-18 were afforded the opportunity to participate in a production of “Bye Bye Birdie” for free for three performances in July.