Children

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.

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

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