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 (AP) — The two remaining finalists for the Omaha superintendent job have withdrawn, forcing the school board to reopen the search it began last fall.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

The Iowa West Foundation recently awarded Iowa Legal Aid’s Youth Link Project with a $28,000 grant.

Metropolitan Community College’s Re-Entry Assistance program serves the currently incarcerated and recently released populations to achieve education and training.

In honor of National Engineering Week, February 19th through the 25th, OPPD’s Society of Engineers is hosting its annual Marshmallow Challenge.

UNO’s College of Information, Science & Technology is offering an IT Academy Thursday, February 16th and Friday, February 17th.

It is getting close to time to start thinking about 2017 summer camps, and Kaneko has received a $20,000 grant through the Google Inc. Charitable Giving Fund of the Tides Foundation to use on their summer STEM-based summer camps.  

Omaha-Council Bluffs Area statistics show13,094 kids in grades 3-8 and 11 in Douglas and Sarpy counties weren’t reading on their Grade Level in the 2014-2015 school year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha school board has voted in a new president and vice president, breaking a deadlock that had led to 125 board votes on the presidency at its last meeting.

Binti Hussein is a junior at Bryan High School and is studying photography at the OPS Career Center. She recently stopped by the KIOS studios to talk with News Director Cheril Lee about about what drew her to photography and why she loves taking pictures. 

Omaha Public Schools started holding Open Houses earlier this week. 

RALSTON, Neb. (AP) — Young immigrants who want to learn English are getting help from other students in Ralston who also struggled to learn the language.

Metropolitan Community College’s Foundation received a $40,000 community development grant from First National Bank of Omaha.

DLR Group recently hosted a Student Innovation Challenge where they invited four schools to consider a problem they were passionate about and then find a solution for it. Here’s Omaha Public Radio’s Cheril Lee with more…

  

  

Cheril Lee, KIOS’ News Director, sat down with OPS’ Superintendent Mark Evans last week to talk about the district’s most recent achievements and challenges…

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