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.

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.

A new report says fewer adolescents are smoking cigarettes.

54 Nebraska school districts sponsor summer food service programs.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha dad has been charged with abusing his 3-month-old son who he claims was choking when injuries were sustained.