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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says property tax relief, education reform, and job creation are at the top of his list for the 2013 legislative session.

Creighton University celebrates Founders Week

Feb 6, 2013

Creighton University has a record 7,336 students enrolled this school year.

60 students at Omaha’s Bryan High School are taking part in a program that teaches financial literacy, budgeting, and saving for college.


The Nebraska Parents for Public Education was formed last August. Shawn Bonge, NPPE member, says the group’s chief concern is funding. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An overhaul bill to shrink the Omaha Public Schools board has won first-round approval in the Nebraska Legislature.

Early March deadline for OPS board to appoint new member

Jan 24, 2013

The Omaha Public Schools board has 45 days to appoint a new District Two representative.

OPS board approves contract with superintendent-elect

Jan 23, 2013

Omaha Public Schools superintendent-elect Mark Evans will begin his new job July first.

Omaha Public Schools board chooses new leaders

Jan 23, 2013

The Omaha Public Schools board has new leadership.

A two-man show coming to Omaha this week discusses issues of race, diversity, and stereotypes through comedy and education.

Governor's budget request includes more money for schools

Jan 16, 2013

Governor Dave Heineman’s budget request includes additional state aid for K-12 schools.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A leader of Iowa's public universities is praising Gov. Terry Branstad for supporting funding to pay for their plans to freeze tuition rates for in-state undergraduate students.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal appeals court says a jury should be allowed to decide whether Creighton University discriminated against a deaf medical school student.

The Omaha Public Schools board is still working to finalize a contract with superintendent-elect Mark Evans.

Bill would cut OPS board to nine members

Jan 11, 2013

A State Senator from Omaha has once again introduced a bill to reduce the size of the Omaha Public Schools board.

OPS board to hold special meeting on superintendent contract

Jan 11, 2013

The Omaha Public Schools board will meet at 7:30 Saturday morning to discuss and possibly approve a contract for superintendent-elect Mark Evans.

New OPS board members sworn in

Jan 8, 2013

The Omaha Public Schools board has four new members.


OPS’ superintendent-elect says he’s focused on student achievement, partnerships, and specific, measurable goals.

Andover, Kansas, superintendent chosen as OPS' new leader

Dec 17, 2012

The next superintendent of the Omaha Public Schools comes from Kansas.

OPS board to choose district's new leader

Dec 17, 2012

The OPS board will vote Monday night on the district’s new superintendent.

OPS board to meet Saturday to discuss superintendent finalists

Dec 14, 2012

A candidate for Omaha Public Schools superintendent says he’s prepared to take on the challenges urban school districts face.

OPS stakeholders have one more opportunity to meet the candidates for superintendent.

Public forums continue Wednesday and Thursday with the candidates for Omaha Public Schools superintendent.

Public forums set with OPS candidates for superintendent

Dec 11, 2012

OPS stakeholders have three chances this week to meet the candidates for superintendent.

OPS chooses its Superintendent finalists

Dec 7, 2012

The three finalists for Omaha Public Schools Superintendent are from Kansas, Iowa, and Washington, D.C.

Meet and greet sessions set with OPS superintendent finalists

Dec 6, 2012

The public will have three opportunities next week to meet with the finalists for OPS superintendent.

An Omaha based youth program was recently recognized by First Lady Michelle Obama with a national art and humanities youth program award. 

OPS board to determine superintendent finalists

Dec 4, 2012

The Omaha Public Schools board will determine its finalists later this week for superintendent.

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — A committee has decided to recommend Iowa provide education services for blind and deaf students at existing campuses in Vinton and Council Bluffs and three new sites in a regional system.

OPS to begin superintendent candidate interviews this week

Nov 26, 2012

The Omaha Public Schools board will begin interviewing candidates Tuesday for superintendent.