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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.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two central Nebraska companies have been chosen to participate in Gov. Pete Ricketts' new initiative to expand the state's skilled workforce.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say enrollment in the University of Nebraska system has risen 1.2 percent over last year to hit a 22-year high of more than 51,800 students.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is warning Chinese students about an Internet scam aimed at them and their parents.

Six classes at Omaha’s Lewis and Clark Middle School are learning civic engagement through a PBS NewsHour project.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have kicked off a review of school funding and its impact on local property taxes, an issue that has divided the Legislature in years past.

Creighton University

Classes begin Wednesday for Creighton University students, and they’ll be part of a program to measure and reduce campus energy use.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska school board has voted to eliminate class rank, beginning with next year's freshman class.

Metropolitan Community College to offer accelerated courses

Aug 18, 2015

Metropolitan Community College plans to start offering accelerated five-week-long classes this fall.

TREYNOR, Iowa (AP) — A schools superintendent has appealed the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners' decision to suspend his state license for 30 days.

An upcoming conference at UNO focuses on the role of arts and literature in a curriculum focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math.

MCC's TRiO program to continue through 2020

Aug 7, 2015

A Metropolitan Community College program helping first-generation college students has received a $1.7 million grant.

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