education http://kios.org en Nebraska group forms to develop state workforce http://kios.org/post/nebraska-group-forms-develop-state-workforce <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new group has formed to connect Nebraska educators with the state's business community. The goal: Better prepare the state's students for their careers. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:09:44 +0000 Associated Press 50704 at http://kios.org Nebraska education officials scrap test scores http://kios.org/post/nebraska-education-officials-scrap-test-scores <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska education officials are throwing out the results of statewide writing tests plagued by technological problems. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:03:52 +0000 Associated Press 50645 at http://kios.org University of Nebraska wants 5 pct increase in aid http://kios.org/post/university-nebraska-wants-5-pct-increase-aid <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska plans to ask lawmakers to approve a 5 percent increase in state aid next year to help pay for key initiatives. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:50:07 +0000 Associated Press 50520 at http://kios.org OPS looks to possible $682 million bond issue for facilities http://kios.org/post/ops-looks-possible-682-million-bond-issue-facilities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">OPS is looking at a $682 million bond issue for critical infrastructure work, upgrades, and new schools.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 50371 at http://kios.org OPS studying student assignment plan options http://kios.org/post/ops-studying-student-assignment-plan-options <p>The Omaha Public Schools received 3,500 responses to a survey on the district's student assignment plan. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 50147 at http://kios.org Bellevue school project focuses on kindness, understanding http://kios.org/post/bellevue-school-project-focuses-kindness-understanding <p>Students at a Bellevue school spent the last three weeks of their school year on projects teaching about kindness, prejudice, and being misunderstood. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:10:54 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 49655 at http://kios.org Study examines role of stress hormones in voting http://kios.org/post/study-examines-role-stress-hormones-voting <p>A new study by a team of UNL and UNO researchers finds there might be a biological reason why some people don’t vote. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:00:02 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 49590 at http://kios.org Changes to school health screenings for 2014-15 year http://kios.org/post/changes-school-health-screenings-2014-15-year <p>Changes are coming to the health screenings Nebraska children have before starting school. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:03:50 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 49532 at http://kios.org New MCC buildings focus on career and technical jobs http://kios.org/post/new-mcc-buildings-focus-career-and-technical-jobs <p><a href="http://www.mccneb.edu">Metropolitan Community College</a> breaks ground Tuesday on three new buildings at the Fort Omaha Campus. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:05:12 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 49113 at http://kios.org New Learning Community Center to focus on early childhood education http://kios.org/post/new-learning-community-center-focus-early-childhood-education <p>A new Learning Community Center will open in September in north Omaha. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:30:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 48826 at http://kios.org