and#8216;Race to Nowhere:’ Sierra Nevada College to host third screening at Truckee High School | SierraSun.com

and#8216;Race to Nowhere:’ Sierra Nevada College to host third screening at Truckee High School

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TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Due to continued public demand, a third screening of the hard-hitting education documentary and#8220;Race To Nowhereand#8221; is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the Truckee High School theater, 6:30-9 p.m. Sponsored by Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe in partnership with Parents for Public Schools of Truckee-North Tahoe and the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, this film has already drawn local educators, administrators, parents, and college students from around the Tahoe Basin together for important discussions about the current state of the American school system. Members of SNCand#8217;s Department of Teacher Education, Excellence in Education and the Tahoe Truckee Education Association will facilitate a panel discussion immediately following the film.

and#8220;Race to Nowhereand#8221; focuses on the saturation point many students, teachers, and parents have reached in the high-stakes, high pressure culture of the current educational system. It highlights the mounting pressures and stresses children experience and#8212; from elementary school through high school and#8212; in an effort to gain admission to top colleges. The film is fast becoming the centerpiece for a growing national dialogue on how to end the and#8220;race to nowhereand#8221; and start preparing the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens. The film is rated PG-13 and runs 1 hour, 25 minutes.

For more information on the event, please contact Katrina Midgley, SNC Teacher Education Department, at 775-831-1314, ext. 7517, kmidgley@sierranevada.edu or Leisa Peterson at 530-448-1558, ntt.parentadvocacy@yahoo.com.

All events in the series are free and open to the public but please register your attendance at http://rtnsierranevada.eventbrite.com.

Dec. 2: and#8220;Race to Nowhereand#8221; presents the silent epidemic in our schools, 7 p.m., Sierra Nevada College, Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, Incline Village, http://www.racetonowhere.com.

Jan. 13: and#8220;Two Million Minutesand#8221; is a groundbreaking, controversial documentary film about how students in the United States allocate their high school years (approximately four years or two million minutes) compared with India and China. Visit http://www.2mminutes.com/films.

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