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Sierra Expeditionary Learning School students bring better world day to Tahoe Forest Health System

May 31, 2018 — Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation has the role of connecting community generosity with patients, caregivers and physicians. Sometimes this generosity is in the form of a donation. Other times, it's in the form of a child with a big smile and a flower. Sierra Expeditionary

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Lake Tahoe Community College announces free college tuition

May 21, 2018 — Starting in fall 2018, all first-time, full-time California residents or AB540 eligible students attending Lake Tahoe Community College will pay no tuition their first year. According to a news release, the Lake Tahoe College Promise is available to any student who is attending college for

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Principal’s Corner: The importance of expeditions at Sierra Expeditionary Learning School

May 11, 2018 — This academic year has been an exciting one for Sierra Expeditionary Learning School. We received national honors for our program as a Mentor School by EL Education for our work with new network schools in implementing the educational model we derive curriculum from. We were

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Tahoe Truckee schools announce teachers, employees of the year

May 8, 2018 — At its most recent board meeting, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District announced its 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year and Employees of the Year. Mike Mazzie, of Truckee High School, was named the High School Teacher of the Year, and Nicole Sayegh, of North Tahoe School,

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Tahoe Truckee school district wrapping up construction projects

May 3, 2018 — Truckee Elementary School teachers, students, and members of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District gathered in front of the elementary school Wednesday afternoon with golden shovels in hand to celebrate the start of construction on the school. That turning of dirt also marked the final

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Principal’s Corner: From Fresh Air Day to Safe School Ambassadors, Glenshire puts kids first

April 16, 2018 — Glenshire Elementary School is a wonderful place to be. The warm, caring, family-like atmosphere combined with the student-first focus creates a place where students and adults thrive. We have an amazing group of educators and support staff that focus on the whole child and integrate

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UPDATE: Truckee schools participate in National School Walkout (VIDEO)

March 14, 2018 — UPDATE Truckee students participated in the National School Walkout this morning to honor the people killed in a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, joining schools across the country, including western Nevada County. Watch our video coverage below. Also check back for more on this story.

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Sierra Expeditionary Learning School’s out of the box teaching methods

February 1, 2018 — The Sierra Expeditionary Learning School is a charter school in Truckee whose mission is to educate the whole child, focusing on not just academics but also physical and mental wellness. And, to that extent, the charter school has proven to be successful on every level.

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Nevada school superintendent says new school programs working

January 10, 2018 — Nevada Superintendent of Education Steve Canavero said Tuesday, Jan. 9, the new programs created by Gov. Brian Sandoval and lawmakers to address weaknesses in Nevada’s K-12 schools are working. Canavero conceded with just a couple years worth of data, exactly how well the seven programs

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Swift accepting applications for Bessie Minor grants

January 3, 2018 — The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation announced on Wednesday it’s accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations in Carson City and the surrounding area. Grants will be awarded to select institutes that promote literacy, reading and writing skills and programs in the languages, sciences and interdisciplinary areas.

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University of Nevada, Reno to confer 1,835 degrees on Saturday, Dec. 9

December 8, 2017 — So many University of Nevada, Reno, students are getting their degrees they have to have two ceremonies. The university’s December commencement includes both August and December graduates. Of the 1,835 degrees and certificates being conveyed on Saturday, Dec. 9, 1,405 are bachelors degrees and 430

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It’s time for Boys & Girls Club enrollment

December 6, 2017 — When school is out, the club is in! The Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe Duffield Youth Program is opening Jan. 16 at Incline Elementary School. Enrollment is limited to 80-100 children, and parents must attend a registration night in order to be

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School district saves taxpayers over $122 million

December 6, 2017 — The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District saved taxpayers a combined $122.7 million after recently selling a final series of bonds under Measure U and Measure E. "As a result of the low-interest rates we have seen for the last few years and strong tax base

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“Skiing for Schools” discount lift tickets benefit Truckee, Tahoe schools

December 4, 2017 — The Excellence in Education Skiing for Schools program is giving skiers and snowboarders access to pre-purchase a reduced rate lift ticket, on sale now. Proceeds from the Skiing for Schools program benefit quality public education within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Money raised goes

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Report: Sierra College among top 150 community colleges in U.S.

November 20, 2017 — The Aspen Institute, an international nonprofit think tank and research organization, rated Sierra College among the top 150 of the 2,400 community colleges in the United States. This makes the college eligible to compete for Aspen’s 2019 top prize of $1 million for excellence in

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Sierra Expeditionary Learning School wins national honors

November 15, 2017 — The Sierra Expeditionary Learning School received two prestigious national awards this year. Sierra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS) was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2017 Blue Ribbon School for Exemplary performance, and also received Mentor Status within the EL Education network

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P. Mark Ghan named acting president of Western Nevada College

October 22, 2017 — The Board of Regents has officially appointed P. Mark Ghan as acting president of Western Nevada College. The board made the decision Thursday, Oct. 19, simultaneously deciding to conduct a national search for the college’s next president. That decision effectively means Ghan will not be

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One elementary science teacher in Truckee was selected to study cutting-edge space exploration

October 19, 2017 — Teachers passionate about the subjects they teach are impactful, their excitement for learning is infectious, and they cultivate that same sense of excitement within their students. Laurie Scheibner is a teacher at Glenshire Elementary, and she is passionate about teaching science to Truckee's young people.

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LTCC to offer free, first-year tuition for local high school grads, on-campus housing

September 18, 2017 — There are major developments in the works at Lake Tahoe Community College. At the State of the College Address on Thursday, Sept. 14, LTCC president Jeff DeFranco spoke about the steps the college is taking to make it easier for students to succeed in higher

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Sierra College Insights brings intellectual discussion, networking to North Lake Tahoe

September 10, 2017 — Experts and professors in psychology, brain sciences and architecture convene to host a series of thought-provoking and discussion-encouraging meetings among North Lake Tahoe locals and visitors. Sierra College Insights is a no-cost monthly program held on the Tahoe-Truckee campus that will spotlight a different topic

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