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

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The president of the University of Nebraska system is working to deal with racism on campus and improve the college experience for all students.

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — An English teacher at Norfolk Catholic High School is helping his senior students' writing skills by having them write a novel in a month.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha school district wants to know if parents and principals would support using metal detectors or drug-sniffing dogs in schools.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State education officials say Nebraska's public high school graduation rate dipped slightly this year, to about 89 percent.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Schools superintendent has proposed offering online classes through a district-run virtual school.

FARRAGUT, Iowa (AP) — The Farragut Community School District will have to find a new superintendent if it manages to survive this week's State Board of Education meeting.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Four parochial schools in the Nebraska School Activities Association have introduced a proposal on how schools should handle the participation of transgender students in sports.

Public education advocate and author Diane Ravitch will speak in Omaha Thursday evening about privatization of schools and whether reforms are making a difference.

At Do Space, MCC sees opportunities to experiment with learning

Nov 9, 2015

Omaha’s digital library is open to the public, and an important part of it will be space for classes.

Omaha's digital library, Do Space, to open this weekend

Nov 2, 2015

A first-of-its-kind digital library is set to open Saturday in Omaha.

CARTER LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A 14-feet-tall totem pole has a new home between a library and elementary school in southwestern Iowa.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A middle school science teacher in Omaha is a winner of the Milken Educator Award for excellence in education, which comes with a $25,000 prize.

OPS Superintendent Mark Evans says the district will continue collecting public input on proposed changes to the sex education curriculum.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha Public Schools meeting called to gain community feedback on proposed updates to the district's sex education curriculum was canceled early when the bigger-than-expected crowd turned rowdy.

The Omaha Public Schools district is exploring changes to its sex education curriculum, and wants public input.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha schools are finding different uses for the extra 20 to 25 minutes added to the school day this fall.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Western Community College is offering a pilot housing program that aims to help transgender students feel more comfortable.

The Iowa West Foundation has awarded $7 million in grants to 22 organizations for projects in Omaha and southwest Iowa.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska students from all races are showing improvement on statewide math and reading tests, as are those from low-income families.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are creating a rough list of suggestions to lower property taxes while paying for schools, but senators still disagree over how to pay for them.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Faculty members unhappy with the Iowa Board of Regents choice for president of the University of Iowa have gotten support from teachers in neighboring Nebraska.

The Buffett Early Childhood Institute is working with six metro area school districts to reach out to the youngest learners.

Vic Gutman and Associates

The first residents of new apartments in the Highlander neighborhood could move in next fall.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Representatives of religious and conservative groups say the Nebraska School Activities Association should develop a policy on transgender student athletes that protects the "privacy and safety" of all students.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — As University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman nears retirement, he's focusing on what he's helped the school accomplish during his tenure.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The group that governs Nebraska high school sports is drafting a policy on allowing transgender athletes to compete because there has been some interest in it.

Julissa Arce speaking at UNO about immigration

Sep 16, 2015

A former Goldman Sachs investment banker who rose through the ranks while hiding her citizenship status speaks Wednesday at UNO.

This is the 50th year of the Head Start program, which provides early childhood education opportunities for low-income children.

WALNUT, Iowa (AP) — Voters have overwhelmingly approved a plan for an Iowa school district to merge with another one in the face of declining enrollment and budget problems.

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