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A series of workshops this month in Omaha look to educate parents and teens on responsible use of social media and smart devices.

The Iowa West Foundation has awarded $6.4 million to 21 organizations for community and educational programs.

Omaha's Dundee Theater to become Film Streams' second venue

Feb 24, 2016
Alley Poyner Macchietto/Film Streams

A historic movie theater in Omaha’s Dundee neighborhood will continue on.

Girls Who Code Club coming to Omaha

Feb 18, 2016

An Omaha Public Library branch will be the home of a Girls Who Code club.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Parents, teachers and others will be able to grade health and sex education textbooks over the next few weeks to help the district choose materials that meet the Omaha school district's new sex education content standards.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Four finalists have been selected after a national search for a new chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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 Midlands Mentoring Partnership says as many as 25,000 to 30,000 Omaha-area youth need mentors.

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

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A public interest group wants the Legislature to examine the practices and performance measures of for-profit colleges operating in Nebraska.

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.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska advocacy group has called on the state prison system to bulk up its inmate educational programs to better prepare inmates for jobs and prevent further crimes.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A joint legislative committee has failed to reach a consensus on ways to reduce Nebraska's reliance on property taxes to pay for schools.

“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.

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