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Education
3:16 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Pottawattamie Promise: new program to help teens go to college

The first group of Pottawattamie Promise students will enroll at Iowa Western Community College this fall.
Credit Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

About 45 western Iowa high school students will attend college on full scholarships this fall as part of a new pilot program.

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Education
4:00 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Voters casting ballots by mail in three upcoming elections

Three upcoming school bond elections will be conducted entirely by mail.

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Education
3:22 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Department of Education report calls for additional preschool access

A new U.S. Department of Education report says 65 percent of Nebraska four-year-olds aren’t enrolled in a publicly-funded preschool.

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Education
7:58 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Compromise for splitting Nebraska education money advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers have reached a compromise over how to split millions of dollars in Nebraska Lottery money for education grants and programs.

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Education
2:57 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Gay man ousted from Catholic school may have little recourse

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Supporters of a teacher whose Omaha Catholic school contract will not be renewed because of his same-sex relationship say the school is discriminating against him based on his sexual orientation.

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Education
7:57 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Online petition seeks to save job of gay speech teacher

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Students, parents and alumni of an Omaha Catholic high school have signed an online petition calling for the school to reverse its decision to fire a teacher over his same-sex relationship.

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Education
2:21 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Nebraska school district to expand career readiness program

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska school district will soon incorporate opportunities for high school seniors to go to work for local businesses as part of a program designed to prepare students for careers.

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Education
1:29 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Omaha school board approves plan to create career academy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A school board has approved a plan to convert Benson High School in Omaha into a career academy, which is a new twist on the traditional vocational schools.

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Education
9:00 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Nebraska cities, school boards oppose open ballot bills

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lobbyists for Nebraska cities and school boards are fighting two bills that would require elected officials to disclose how they voted when picking leaders.

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Education
6:06 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Common Core - The Pros and Cons is focus of February press club

February’s Omaha Press Club’s Noon Forum centered on the pros and cons of the Common Core State Standards Initiatives.

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