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Action Plan

Tahoe Truckee Reads is a coalition of partners committed to improving the reading success of Tahoe Truckee youth.  In the fall of 2011, the National Civic League released the parameters for the 2012 All America City award, which this year is presented to the cities with the best plan for achieving third grade reading proficiency.  In response to the compelling plea for communities to address this critical issue, Excellence in Education Foundation, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District and the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee sat down together to begin building a local coalition.  This group was quickly joined by Placer and Nevada County staff, as well as First Five staff from both counties, many interested community members, educators and parents.  The group formally became the Tahoe Truckee Reads campaign.

The guidelines for writing the literacy plan focused the group on three primary strategies to improve reading success. Extensive research has demonstrated that a focus on School Readiness, School Attendance, and avoiding Summer Learning Loss will significantly improve success in reading, especially for low-income students who are most at risk for lack of proficient reading skills.  All of these strategies focus on community based solutions for improving reading, allowing a community coalition to make a difference outside the work happening in the schools.

Tahoe Truckee Reads submitted its Community Solutions Action Plan and was named a 2012 All America City by the National Civic League!

Click here to view our plan - Tahoe Truckee Reads Community Solutions Action Plan

The Challenge

Reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success. Yet every year, more than 80 percent of low-income children nationwide miss this crucial milestone.

The goal of Tahoe Truckee Reads is to ensure that all children in our community are reading proficiently by the end of third grade. We want our children to have the tools they need to be successful in life.