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The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its 2016 Kids Count Data Book yesterday.

Find It, Fix It, Fund It is an initiative from the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition and the National Center for Healthy Housing committed to eliminating lead poisoning.

The Iowa West Foundation has awarded $6.4 million to 21 organizations for community and educational programs.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will debate a bill aimed at making sure adoptive parents do not lose parental rights if they change their minds about allowing contact with a child's birth parents.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Foster children in Nebraska could have more chances to play sports, join a sleepover with friends and attend school dances under a bill advanced by lawmakers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With Nebraska's ban on gay foster parents no longer in place, Christian placement agencies say they might be forced to choose between their religious beliefs and state funding.

Nebraska public health officials say the Zika virus poses very little threat to residents.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers will lead a $6.5 million study of policies and practices of early childhood education.

The Midlands Mentoring Partnership says as many as 25,000 to 30,000 Omaha-area youth need mentors.

A 35-year-old former Omaha middle school teacher is charged with sexual assault of a juvenile.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Court records say a 21-year-old Council Bluffs man has been accused of abusing a baby who's suffered at least 20 fractures.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state oversight agency report says Nebraska's child welfare system showed little progress in keeping children in their homes.

Creighton and UNMC researchers will spend the next four years studying the brain development of 9 to 14-year-olds.

Omaha’s Project Harmony is hosting four days of training on how to identify and help possible victims of child sex trafficking.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha program is working to help children from Myanmar nurture their roots by devoting time to their native language.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man accused of neglecting his disabled daughter until she was severely malnourished has been sentenced to five years in prison.

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A collaborative of more than 30 Nebraska hospitals is focusing on reducing complications and death following childbirth and a baby’s first month of life.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's foster care system can do more to ensure that foster children have normal life experiences, such as participating in sports or having sleepovers with friends.

OPS Superintendent Mark Evans says the district will continue collecting public input on proposed changes to the sex education curriculum.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state lawmaker is questioning whether a children's health insurance program should be included in a plan to privatize Medicaid in Iowa.

The Buffett Early Childhood Institute is working with six metro area school districts to reach out to the youngest learners.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old student has slapped, punched and kicked a teacher in a north-central Omaha school.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says an overhaul of Nebraska's juvenile justice system has fallen short, with higher than expected costs and many youths still ending up in jails, detention centers and group homes.

This is the 50th year of the Head Start program, which provides early childhood education opportunities for low-income children.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man described by his father as troubled is accused of kidnapping a sleeping 8-year-old girl from her home and raping her.

An upcoming conference at UNO focuses on the role of arts and literature in a curriculum focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math.

Nebraska ranked 10th in overall well-being of children

Jul 21, 2015

A new report says 18 percent of Nebraska children live in poverty, and 37,000 live in high-poverty neighborhoods.

An Omaha mother is among those in Washington, D.C., this week, advocating for changes to medical care for kids with complex conditions.

Fewer Nebraska, Iowa adolescents smoking cigarettes

Jun 2, 2015

A new report says fewer adolescents are smoking cigarettes.

Summer food service program growing in Nebraska

May 14, 2015

54 Nebraska school districts sponsor summer food service programs.

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