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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. 

Dr. Charles Fay, President of the Love and Logic Institute in Golden Colorado, will return to Omaha next week for the first time in about three years. 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say Grace University in Omaha will end academic operations at the end of the school year in spring.

Metropolitan Community College is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a screening of the video, ”No Mas Bebes,” tomorrow at 12:10.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An administrator at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln says the school is going to focus on maintaining a growing enrollment despite a challenging higher education budget.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An assistant professor is working on creating a new regional and community forestry degree program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska recently released the Nebraska Early Childhood Workforce Survey.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Faculty leaders at the University of Nebraska at Omaha want to be consulted more frequently and thoroughly by administrators on some key decisions.

Metropolitan Community College recently received a $25,000 grant from the United Way of the Midlands which will help enhance its College Success Navigators program.

Metropolitan Community College at Do Space is offering another Minecraft camp on Saturday, September 30th from 9 to 3:30, for children ages 7 through 14.   

Chris Swanson, Manager of MCC at Do Space, says this Minecraft camp will focus on command blocks – behind-the-scenes programming that allows gamers to change their 

Minecraft worlds. He says the skills taught at this camp may develop into career interests for some campers.

Nebraska Loves Public Schools is presenting a new documentary called Seeds of Hope they created on immigrant and refugee students.

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Classes have begun at a new high school in eastern Nebraska where teachers will serve more as mentors who challenge and engage students instead of lecturing.

Partnership 4 Kids recently received a 2-year funding grant from the United Way of the Midlands.

Now that the new school year has begun, some parents may have concerns about their child’s stress level. 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The solar eclipse will sweep through Nebraska later this month, and some professors and institutions see it as an opportunity to teach students about astronomy, space and science.

Metropolitan Community College is offering a new career certificate focused on immigration laws and procedures.

FindAMentor.com is an online mentor search service with over 1900 different categories available.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska system president has announced new structures and processes aimed at saving the system $30 million in coming years.

Making Invisible History Visible is an Omaha Public Schools project that focuses on studying minority history and the contributions minorities have made both to the city of Omaha and the state of Nebraska.

Three students and one teacher from Benson High Magnet School will be traveling overseas next month for a robotics competition.

The Utility Line Program at Metropolitan Community College prepares students to enter the power line lineman industry.

Rob Dickson, Executive Director of Information Management Services at Omaha Public Schools, says about 18 months ago, OPS was looking at projects for its two turnaround programs at Wakonda and Kennedy Elementary Schools.

Since the first week of May, Dr. Jeffrey Gold has been serving as chancellor for both UNMC and UNO.

SkillsUSA is a student organization open to all high school students.  Omaha Public Schools’ Career Center has anywhere between 120-150 students participating in any given year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Taking pictures of Nebraska farms and ranches could win your child $1,000 in a college fund.

The Urban League of Omaha’s Girls Summer STEAM Academy focuses on exposing underserved, underprivileged girls of color to career fields in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Arts and Math.

OPS Pension Shortfall

Jun 14, 2017

Omaha Public Schools will need $15.5 million to make up a deficit in its pension plan.  That’s according to a recent article in the Omaha World Herald.

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