Education http://kios.org en School board puts $421M bond measure on ballot http://kios.org/post/school-board-puts-421m-bond-measure-ballot <p>OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha school board has placed a $421 million bond measure on the November ballot to repair old schools and eventually build more schools where student enrollment is increasi Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:52:39 +0000 Associated Press 52391 at http://kios.org OPS board to decide if bond issue goes on November ballot http://kios.org/post/ops-board-decide-if-bond-issue-goes-november-ballot <p>The Omaha Public Schools board will vote Thursday evening on whether or not to place a $421 million bond on the November 4<sup>th</sup> ballot. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 52285 at http://kios.org OpenSky Releases a Report on K-12 Funding http://kios.org/post/opensky-releases-report-k-12-funding <p><a href="http://www.openskypolicy.org">The OpenSky Policy Institute</a> has released a new report called <em>Investing in our Future: An Overview of Nebraska’s Education Funding System.</em></p><p></p><p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:09:02 +0000 Cheril Lee 52220 at http://kios.org OpenSky Releases a Report on K-12 Funding Nebraska schools rely heavily on property taxes http://kios.org/post/nebraska-schools-rely-heavily-property-taxes <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's K-12 public schools rely more heavily on local taxes for funding than any other state in the nation. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:24:12 +0000 Associated Press 52205 at http://kios.org UNO to be the home of a Center for Research in Human Movement Variability http://kios.org/post/uno-be-home-center-research-human-movement-variability <p>UNO has received its largest research grant in school history for a new facility in the Biomechanics Research Building.</p><p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:46:24 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 51768 at http://kios.org OPS considering a smaller bond proposal http://kios.org/post/ops-considering-smaller-bond-proposal <p>The Omaha Public Schools board is considering a scaled-back bond proposal. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:13:19 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 51750 at http://kios.org Omaha teacher wins national environmental ed award http://kios.org/post/omaha-teacher-wins-national-environmental-ed-award <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha teacher is one of 17 nationwide to receive an EPA award for environmental education. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:12:57 +0000 Associated Press 51642 at http://kios.org Omaha schools see influx from Central America http://kios.org/post/omaha-schools-see-influx-central-america <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Schools has had in the past two years a sharp increase in new students born in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:05:37 +0000 Associated Press 51587 at http://kios.org Late August deadline for OPS vote on facilities bond issue http://kios.org/post/late-august-deadline-ops-vote-facilities-bond-issue <p>The Omaha Public Schools board has until August 29<sup>th</sup> to vote on a facilities bond issue for it to go before voters in November. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 19:54:54 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 51269 at http://kios.org Nebraska scholarship program searches for funding http://kios.org/post/nebraska-scholarship-program-searches-funding <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say the loss of federal funding could jeopardize a program that pays tuition and fees for low-income high school students taking college-credit courses in Nebraska. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:17:14 +0000 Associated Press 51206 at http://kios.org