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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The solar eclipse will sweep through Nebraska later this month, and some professors and institutions see it as an opportunity to teach students about astronomy, space and science.

Metropolitan Community College is offering a new career certificate focused on immigration laws and procedures.

FindAMentor.com is an online mentor search service with over 1900 different categories available.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska system president has announced new structures and processes aimed at saving the system $30 million in coming years.

Making Invisible History Visible is an Omaha Public Schools project that focuses on studying minority history and the contributions minorities have made both to the city of Omaha and the state of Nebraska.

Three students and one teacher from Benson High Magnet School will be traveling overseas next month for a robotics competition.

The Utility Line Program at Metropolitan Community College prepares students to enter the power line lineman industry.

Rob Dickson, Executive Director of Information Management Services at Omaha Public Schools, says about 18 months ago, OPS was looking at projects for its two turnaround programs at Wakonda and Kennedy Elementary Schools.

Since the first week of May, Dr. Jeffrey Gold has been serving as chancellor for both UNMC and UNO.

SkillsUSA is a student organization open to all high school students.  Omaha Public Schools’ Career Center has anywhere between 120-150 students participating in any given year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Taking pictures of Nebraska farms and ranches could win your child $1,000 in a college fund.

The Urban League of Omaha’s Girls Summer STEAM Academy focuses on exposing underserved, underprivileged girls of color to career fields in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Arts and Math.

OPS Pension Shortfall

Jun 14, 2017

Omaha Public Schools will need $15.5 million to make up a deficit in its pension plan.  That’s according to a recent article in the Omaha World Herald.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska regents this week likely will decide how much students will contribute in higher tuition to help close a university budget gap.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton University plans to cut about 60 nonteaching positions at the Omaha Jesuit institution.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts is urging Nebraska's top student test-takers to stay in the state for college or return to build their careers.

The National Center for Learning Disabilities put out the 4th edition of its State of Learning Disabilities report earlier this month.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker has proposed a study looking at the possible merger of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

The search for a new chancellor for the University of Nebraska at Omaha has been put on pause indefinitely.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Education is considering a five-year, $29.2 million contract with a company that's offering a new approach to the majority of statewide academic tests for elementary students.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The board that oversees Iowa's three public universities has elected a new president.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The labor union representing public school teachers in Nebraska has created a new strategic plan to advance "a culture of social justice."

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The next Omaha Science Cafe will focus on technological advances in eye surgery.

Board votes to extend Evans' contract

Apr 18, 2017

At its meeting last night, the Omaha School Board agreed to extend the contract of OPS Superintendent Mark Evans for one year.

Dr. Laura Jana, a pediatrician and director of innovation at UNMC’s College of Public Health, has a new book out called “The Toddler Brain: Nurture the Skills Today That Will Shape Your Child’s Tomorrow.”

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The two remaining finalists for the Omaha superintendent job have withdrawn, forcing the school board to reopen the search it began last fall.

The United Way of the Midlands is accepting applications for a Karnett Trust Grant from non-profit agencies serving children up to age 21 with intellectual disabilities. 

OPS School Board President, Lacey Merica, introduced the third and final candidate for the next OPS Superintendent, Dr. Khalid Mumin, at a press conference yesterday afternoon. 

The College of St. Mary will hold two free presentations on Tuesday, March 21st, focused on a landmark Supreme Court ruling affirming students’ right of free speech.

The President of the Omaha School Board, Lacey Merica, introduced the first of three finalists for the next OPS Superintendent, Dr. Paul Gausman, at a press conference last night.  

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