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Nevada County, Truckee, Friends of the Truckee Library Select Architect for New Truckee Library

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Nevada County, the Town of Truckee, and Friends of the Truckee Library took another step forward toward building a new 20-000-square-foot Truckee Library facility at Truckee Regional Park. The three partners selected Jordan Knighton Architects, Inc. for …

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Bill to Mandate ‘Science of Reading’ in California Classrooms Dies

A bill to mandate use of the method will not advance in the Legislature this year in the face of teachers union opposition.

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Spring Into Reading: How Your Local Library Welcomes the Season of Renewal

As the winter frost begins to thaw and nature bursts back to life, your local libraries are also abuzz with activity, offering a host of programs and resources to help you embrace the spirit of changing seasons. From Poetry in …

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Lake Tahoe Unified School District Expresses Optimism Amid Budget Cuts, Layoffs

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Despite facing several hurdles and setbacks, Lake Tahoe Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Todd Cutler expressed optimism for the future during the State of the District address on Wednesday, March 20. 

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Quality Automotive Servicing Partners With Truckee High School on ‘Adulting’ Class

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Quality Automotive Servicing in Truckee recently hosted a group of Juniora and Seniors from Truckee High School who are enrolled in the new "Adulting" class. They visited the shop to learn essential car safety and maintenance skills.

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California Extends Student Financial Aid Deadline to May 2

Responding to a federal financial aid glitch, Caliifornia legislators and Gov. Gavin Newsom within two weeks gave students an additional month to apply for state aid.

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Our Students Need More Recess

More frequent outdoor breaks can improve student attention, reduce behavior problems. Over the last decade, a growing list of U.S. states—including Missouri, Florida and New Jersey—have mandated daily recess. California joined the trend in late 2023.

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Excellence in Education Opens Nominations to Honor Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Teachers, Staff

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2024 Linda Brown Fellows and Star Awards. Linda Brown Fellows Awards are given to teachers within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District in recognition …

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From Tragedy to Triumph: How a Snowstorm Tragedy Inspired a Lifesaving Winter Survival Program

In 1976, teenagers Lance Sevison and Mike Kelly wandered off course at Northstar during a snowstorm, ignorant of the harsh realities of the Sierra Nevadas. Initially following the "hug-a-tree" protocol, Sevison and Kelly hunkered down near a tree, as taught …

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Truckee High Snowboarding Team Wraps Up Impressive Season

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Truckee High Snowboarding team wrapped up its season on March 7 with an impressive showing at the California/Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation (CNISSF) state championships. The boys' team emerged as the state champions. Cass Jones …

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El Dorado County Board of Education Has Vacancy for Area Including South Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – El Dorado County Board of Education Member Richard Fischer will be stepping down from his role, after representing Area 5 for more than a decade. The El Dorado County Board of Education is now accepting …

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Lake Tahoe Community College Turns 50

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Lake Tahoe Community College turned 50 years old on Tuesday, March 5 and used that anniversary to kick-off its 18 month birthday celebration. 

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Fewer Students and Higher Absenteeism Plague California’s Public School Financing

California’s public schools depend on state aid for the lion’s share of their operational income. Two trends – declining enrollment and high absenteeism – are creating financial headaches.

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Tahoe Truckee School District’s Food Services Is Well-Staffed, in Contrast With Recent State-Wide Report

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Chef Ann Foundation, in collaboration with the California School Nutrition Association, recently released a report on staff shortages in California's K-12 school food services and its impact on students. The study found that the vacancy and …

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Discount lift tickets benefit local schools

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Skiers and snowboarders can pre-purchase reduced-rate lift tickets valid at many North Lake Tahoe ski resorts through the Excellence in Education Skiing for Schools program. Tickets are on sale now.

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Renowned Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe to present at the Tahoe Science Center

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, and University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe present internationally renowned climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe for an exclusive North Shore presentation on Tuesday, January 23, …

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Cal State Presidents Enjoyed 43% Pay Raise From 2007 to 2022

Mildred García, the new Cal State chancellor, is earning a total compensation of nearly $1 million. Meanwhile, university president pay has increased at a greater rate than that of faculty, who are preparing to strike in early December, and the …

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Library loop: More than books! – Programs, initiatives and more by local libraries

Libraries go beyond being repositories of books; they actively contribute to the social fabric of their communities through a variety of outreach, educational, and cultural initiatives.

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Cal State Profs Plan Walkout in Fight for 12 Percent Pay Hike

Cal State officials offered a 5 percent increase for each of the next 3 years, though the raises are not guaranteed. The union plans strikes at four campuses.


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