Charter school proposal focuses on learning by doing

Organizers and potential students of the Sierra Foothill Charter School are pictured on the historic Cathey’s Valley Schoolhouse steps. Much of the educational plan of the new school is based on the history of the community.When Cathey’s Valley Elementary School opened in the 1800s, it was a one-room schoolhouse. The classroom catered to all student ages, and many of those students were learning science, math and writing skills that would translate into practical use on their own ra...

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