North Tahoe High School to host Educational Film Series Feb. 28-March 3 |

North Tahoe High School to host Educational Film Series Feb. 28-March 3

Special to the Sun

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; Starting Monday, Feb. 28, North Tahoe High School (NTHS) will host an educational film series covering a range of educational topics that are being discussed at the local, state, and federal level. The films will be followed by a panel discussion each night, encouraging open communication among parents, teachers, students, community members and educational professionals.

The films, and#8220;Waiting for Superman,and#8221; and#8220;Race to Nowhere,and#8221; and#8220;Two Million Minutes,and#8221; and and#8220;The Finland Phenomenonand#8221; are independently produced documentaries designed to raise important and provocative questions regarding the public education system.

and#8220;North Tahoe High School is driven to increase civic engagement and discourse with the local community and our staff and students,and#8221; said NTHS principal Michael McDowell. and#8220;Our desire is to actively discuss critical educational issues and to thoroughly understand the wants and needs of all stakeholders that impact our schools, and also for our community stakeholders to thoroughly understand the thoughts, interests, and progress of the children we serve,and#8221; he adds.

From the popular and controversial topic of high stakes testing to the global competition for individuals to find employment in the information age, the films and the panel discussions will offer perspectives on these various issues and ideas about how to think through challenges found at all levels of the educational system.

The NTHS Film Series will take place from Monday, Feb. 28 through Thursday, March 3. Each film will begin at 6 p.m. with a 10-minute break between the film and panel discussion. The panel discussions will usually run from 7:45-8:30 p.m. Community questions and opportunities to provide written comments will occur from 8:30- 9 p.m.

For more information, please visit (see and#8220;Latest Newsand#8221;), or phone the school directly at 530-581-7000.

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