Education

The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is offering the first financial support program in the University of Nebraska system for doctoral students centered on early childhood education.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers will lead a $6.5 million study of policies and practices of early childhood education.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Board of Education has approved an update to sex education standards after months of debate.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The leadership of a statewide association that sets policies for high school extracurricular activities and sports in Nebraska has adopted a gender participation policy.

The Omaha Public Schools board could vote in two weeks on the first changes to the district’s sex education curriculum in 30 years.

UNO plans to offer a minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies starting this spring.

FARRAGUT, Iowa (AP) — The superintendent of a troubled Iowa school district has resigned, saying he no longer has a role to play after the state's Board of Education stripped away the district's local control.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska School Activities Association has proposed a draft policy that would put the initial decision to let transgender students in high school sports in the hands of parents and local school districts.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska says it will expand its research into food systems, health and the environment through a new multicampus initiative called Food for Health.

“Military Times” has named UNO the best four-year university in the nation for military friendliness for the second year in a row.

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