Education

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is looking for a company to give a college entrance exam that would replace the bundle of state accountability tests taken by high school juniors each year.

UNO’s recent $2.2 million grant from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) allows its Center for Afghanistan Studies, along with the School of Communication, to help two Afghan universities develop new Communication Studies departments.

Metropolitan Community College is offering noncredit beekeeping courses this summer.

Metropolitan Community College was awarded the annual Academy Curriculum Excellence Award for providing the best delivery of the CCNA Security Curriculum in the region.

UNO has announced a new position in the Grace Abbott School of Social Work. The John E. Christensen chair is named for the chancellor because of his dedication to child welfare. 

Partnership 4 Kids was recently named the first No Excuses University Certified non-profit in the U.S.

BLAIR, Neb. (AP) — Construction workers are making weather damage and other repairs at the former campus of Dana College in Blair, but who or what might benefit remains uncertain.

Beveridge Magnet Middle School staff, students and community participated in a groundbreaking ceremony recently to celebrate the school’s renovation project.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has approved the appointment of a new chancellor for the university's Lincoln campus.

The University of Nebraska’s Board of Regents meets tomorrow at 9:30 starting with committee meetings. The board meeting follows at 1:30.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds is proposing a budget that includes a 2.5 percent tuition increase as well as additional money for financial aid, employee salaries and economic development projects.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha school board has approved the purchase of textbooks and other materials that will be distributed for health and sex education classes starting this fall.

Alfonza W. Davis Middle School in Omaha has been named a 2016 US Department of Education Green Ribbon School’s Sustainability Award Recipient.

Dr. Ali Khan, Dean of the College of public Health at UNMC, will present the next Omaha Science Café on Tuesday, May 10th.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Lincoln Board of Education has updated its policy on handling controversial issues, saying that the purpose of having conversations on such topics is to develop critical thinkers.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's college savings plans are getting some new investment options, and the cost of some of the funds will decrease.

University of Nebraska President, Dr. Hank Bounds is officially installed today, but he’s been on the job for a year now.  He’s talked with people across the state and learned that increasing the graduation rate and decreasing student debt is important to Nebraskans.  

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two-day symposiums on disaster preparedness and biocontainment unit training have been scheduled at four locations around Nebraska.

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Bellevue University has received approval to launch Nebraska's first new teacher education program in 15 years.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The next Omaha Science Cafe topic will be biological weapons and the development of countermeasures.

Martha the Dog, Pete the Cat and Lyle Lyle Crocodile will all make an appearance at the Omaha Public Library’s Saddlebrook Branch this Sunday.

The Visiting Nurse Association kicks off this year’s Senior Speaker Series Thursday, April 7th with a program called “Senior Living Options.”

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska-Lincoln's School of Natural Resources is hosting a day of free activities for Nebraskans interested in severe weather and how it affects their lives.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has heard oral arguments for a case at a downtown Omaha high school.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska has launched a campaign dedicated to improving the four-year graduation rate at the state's public university.

Big Red Keno Science & Math Program awarded more than $70,000 to several OPS schools as well as two afterschool YMCA programs in Lincoln and schools in Norfolk and Fremont.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha school district is considering cutting down on use of substitute teachers for high school juniors and seniors as it struggles to close a $5.4 million budget gap.

Applications for admission to Creighton University have topped 10,000 for the first time in the school’s history.

A series of workshops this month in Omaha look to educate parents and teens on responsible use of social media and smart devices.

Creighton University and the College of Saint Mary are partnering on an accelerated law degree program.

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