Pottawattamie Promise: new program to help teens go to college

Apr 23, 2015
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About 45 western Iowa high school students will attend college on full scholarships this fall as part of a new pilot program.

Voters casting ballots by mail in three upcoming elections

Apr 21, 2015

Three upcoming school bond elections will be conducted entirely by mail.

A new U.S. Department of Education report says 65 percent of Nebraska four-year-olds aren’t enrolled in a publicly-funded preschool.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will be the keynote speaker for the University of Nebraska Peter J. Hoagland Lecture next week.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a bill that says Iowa schools can start the academic year no earlier than Aug. 23.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers have reached a compromise over how to split millions of dollars in Nebraska Lottery money for education grants and programs.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Supporters of a teacher whose Omaha Catholic school contract will not be renewed because of his same-sex relationship say the school is discriminating against him based on his sexual orientation.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Students, parents and alumni of an Omaha Catholic high school have signed an online petition calling for the school to reverse its decision to fire a teacher over his same-sex relationship.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska school district will soon incorporate opportunities for high school seniors to go to work for local businesses as part of a program designed to prepare students for careers.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A school board has approved a plan to convert Benson High School in Omaha into a career academy, which is a new twist on the traditional vocational schools.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lobbyists for Nebraska cities and school boards are fighting two bills that would require elected officials to disclose how they voted when picking leaders.

February’s Omaha Press Club’s Noon Forum centered on the pros and cons of the Common Core State Standards Initiatives.

Jack Kent Cooke, former owner of the Redskins and the Lakers, started a scholarship many years ago aimed at exceptionally high performing low income kids across the country.

College Possible recently received an Investing in Innovation i3 Grant from the US Department of Education.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Revisions to Omaha Public Schools' standards-based grading policy may be on the way after a survey showed that teachers are not happy with the system.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Six Omaha-area school districts next year will test a new concept in early childhood education that's aimed at helping kids from poor families surmount educational obstacles.

By 2025, Occupational Therapists may have to have a doctorate just to apply for entry level positions.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new behavior modification program is changing the lives of some parents and their children in Lincoln Public Schools.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker and several advocacy groups say they'll work this year to increase state aid for schools while reducing what rural districts have to generate through property taxes.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Schools superintendent has apologized to a parent who claimed the school leader threatened him over complaints about a principal.

Nebraska among the healthiest states in the nation

Dec 24, 2014

A new report says Nebraska is the tenth healthiest state in the nation.

Midland University names new president

Dec 22, 2014

Midland University has named its next president.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Schools board is considering a resolution to show support for the concept of charter schools operated under strict guidelines.

Creighton students compete to build the best app

Dec 10, 2014

Creighton students in business intelligence and analytics will compete this Friday to build the best app for mobile devices.

UNO receives national award for community service

Dec 9, 2014

UNO has received a national award for community service and economic development.

Nebraska native chosen as Creighton's new president

Dec 8, 2014
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Creighton University’s new president is a Nebraska native who’ll return home in July.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two suburban Omaha school boards have decided not to oppose or support a plan that would eliminate a common property tax levy for a school system aimed at closing the achievement gap between poor and middle-class students and increasing classroom diversity.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton University President Timothy Lannon has announced that he'll be leaving his post sooner than expected.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's public high-school graduation rate increased slightly this year, but came up just shy of the 90 percent goal set by state officials.

Omaha Public Schools officials plan to meet soon, possibly Wednesday, with the family of a Nathan Hale Middle School student who drowned.