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

The Fine Lines Writing Summer Camp returns for its 18th year next week.  All workshops will take place in the UNO campus’ Ballroom and will be broken up by age and interest.

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.

The VNA’s Senior Speaker Series continues with “Dinner for One: Adding Mealtime Appeal” on Thursday, June 8th.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska regents this week likely will decide how much students will contribute in higher tuition to help close a university budget gap.

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.

KIOS News Director Cheril Lee sat down with OPS’ Superintendent Mark Evans this week to talk about why he decided to stay on as superintendent.  He also answered questions from the Student Voices Council…

The search for a new chancellor for the University of Nebraska at Omaha has been put on pause indefinitely.

Earlier this week, KIOS News Director Cheril Lee sat down with OPS’ Superintendent Mark Evans to talk about potential busing concerns for next year, issues with the board and why he decided to stay on as superintendent for one more year...

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

On Tuesday night, search firm McPherson & Jacobson recommended three finalists for Omaha Public Schools’ next superintendent to the Board of Education.

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.

KIOS News Director Cheril Lee sat down with OPS’ Superintendent Mark Evans last week to talk about the superintendent search and school vouchers.

  

  

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

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.

Omaha Public Schools started holding Open Houses earlier this week. 

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