OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A state official says Nebraska's new academic assessments may eventually reduce the time students spend in state testing and get scores back to districts quicker.

The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska recently released its second year evaluation of the Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan.

The annual SkillsUSA competition took place last week

Mar 9, 2018

The annual SkillsUSA event was held last Friday at the OPS Career Center and Omaha North High sophomore Eleanor Dunning was there…



All fifth graders in OPPD’s service territory are invited to participate in its annual Marshmallow Challenge.

Students raising money for trip to Normandy

Feb 15, 2018

Eleanor Dunning, sophomore at Omaha North Magnet High School, joins us next with a story on a group of students who plan to commemorate a very special day this summer with a trip abroad. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska administrators, faculty members, students and their allies are imploring lawmakers to reject the state budget cuts proposed by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

For over 100 years, the Girl Scouts have been selling their well-known cookies.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A school district board in eastern Nebraska has voted to eliminate middle school French and German language classes.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The debate over last summer's confrontation between a conservative student and a University of Nebraska-Lincoln lecturer prompted the new leader of a faculty group to resign.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state audit has found numerous irregularities and poor accounting at Nebraska's three state colleges.

(Omaha, NE)  --  The Omaha Public School District's superintendent search is over.  The OPS board voted last night to hire Dr. Cheryl Logan as the district's next superintendent.  Logan currently serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the School District of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania.  She will replace current Omaha Public Schools Superintendent Mark Evans, who will retire at the end of the current academic year. 

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Promise of Place: Building Beloved Communities for Black Men and Boys is the name of a report released last week by the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, or CBMA.

When Eric Meyer, Ph.D. candidate at UNMC’s College of Public Health, was writing up articles on the research he collected from a yearlong study, he noticed the emotions and feelings of participants weren’t coming through the way he wanted.

Art in Motion's Mari Anne Hartmann joins Mike Hogan for “Live & Local” on Morning Edition

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The National Association of Women in Construction’s Education Foundation is offering its annual Block Kids Contest this Saturday.

The Better Business Bureau wants to make students aware of a $2000.00 scholarship open to area high school seniors. 

Creighton is kicking off its new Global Scholars Program this fall. 

What’s the key to being a successful mentor?  You just have to be willing to spend about four hours a month with your student and be open to teaching them new skills or exploring their interests. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A $2 million gift from the estate of a former art student and football player has allowed the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to create an endowment fund.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are easing scoring on a test for future teachers so more applicants can pass.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are easing scoring on a test for future teachers so more applicants can pass.

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A school district in southeast Iowa has apologized after disciplining a student who is recovering from cancer treatment and violated the dress code by covering her head.

For those looking for something fun for their kids to do during the holiday break, MCC at Do Space is offering two camps.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska administrators have assured the Board of Regents that they can straddle the chasm between opposing political views following an incident that sparked concerns about the political climate at the Lincoln campus.

KIOS News Director Cheril Lee recently interviewed Melissa Comine, Chief Academic Officer with Curriculum and Instruction Support in the Omaha Public Schools.  Lee talked to Comine about challenges she’s come up against in her first three months in her new role and some of her goals in her first year…

KIOS News Director Cheril Lee recently sat down with Melissa Comine, Chief Academic Officer with Curriculum and Instruction Support in the Omaha Public Schools.  Comine discussed her new role and her love for the district…

The Student Innovation Challenge, run by DLR Group starts today and wraps up tomorrow afternoon.  The two-day event features teams from Bennington, Gretna and Elmwood-Murdock.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some University of Nebraska administrators are anticipating significant changes beyond those identified this fall by budget response teams.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha attorney who served as a University of Nebraska student regent is seeking a new seat on the university's governing board.

NU working to grow student success rates

Oct 31, 2017

Each University of Nebraska campus has implemented research-based strategies aimed at helping students stay on the path to a degree so they can graduate on time, with less debt, and enter the workforce sooner.