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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad is touting Iowa's progress with STEM education as he continues to defend his veto of some one-time education spending.

UNO plans to add four new degree programs this fall, as well as open a new center in the College of Business.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A report shows that Nebraska public schools have reported eight serious cheating incidents by school personnel during statewide academic testing since 2010.

Nebraska ranked 10th in overall well-being of children

Jul 21, 2015

A new report says 18 percent of Nebraska children live in poverty, and 37,000 live in high-poverty neighborhoods.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska is offering 150 scholarships to high schools for students who want to enroll in the Nebraska Virtual Scholars program.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are once again looking to lower property taxes, but this time they're turning to the single largest expense on landowners' tax bills: school funding.

Creighton University plans to offer a doctoral program in clinical and translational science starting this fall.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Enrollment is dipping at Iowa Western Community College, driving down revenue and contributing to the college's recent decision to increase tuition by $11 a credit hour.

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The Archdiocese of Omaha says a new Catholic ministry center and housing for UNO students will open next fall.

A new collaboration seeks to help small emerging businesses in Omaha compete for major construction contracts.

The new Nebraska Early Childhood Exchange web portal is meant to be a one-stop shop for early childcare providers.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new private school in Omaha that won't charge families a dime for their children's education is wrapping up renovation work in preparation for its August opening.

OPS administrators discuss need for longer school days

Jun 17, 2015

OPS administrators say a longer school day will allow teachers to focus more on science, math, reading, and writing.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A longer school day is ahead for students attending classes in the Omaha Public Schools district.

Interim studies to look at property taxes, education funding

Jun 15, 2015

A Nebraska tax policy think tank wants lawmakers to look at how schools are funded.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska president is proposing tuition increases for the next two school years after two years of tuition freezes for resident students.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska president is proposing tuition increases for the next two school years after two years of tuition freezes for resident students.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new Nebraska school accountability and improvement system will be taking a test run this summer before it is implemented in December.

Program helping low-income students transition to college

Jun 4, 2015

Low-income high school students headed to college are getting help with their transition through a College Possible program.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials in the Omaha School district are considering providing free meals to all students, regardless of the children's ability to pay.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature has approved an education budget that includes some additional money for state universities, as lawmakers push to adjourn the session this week.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Under a compromise budget deal in the Legislature, the state will spend about $7.3 billion for the coming fiscal year, with some additional dollars coming to schools.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A program recently approved by the Legislature will provide tuition assistance for those seeking worker training through noncredit programs at Nebraska community colleges.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As budget talks drag on in the state Capitol, educators are growing increasingly frustrated.

Summer food service program growing in Nebraska

May 14, 2015

54 Nebraska school districts sponsor summer food service programs.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Voters have approved school bond measures in three Omaha-area districts.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers are trying to move toward a compromise deal on education funding that could help them resolve the budget for the next fiscal year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A gay teacher whose Omaha Catholic school contract is not being renewed has found a new job.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has reaffirmed that public school districts are not prohibited by state law from using lease-purchase agreements to fund building projects.

Pottawattamie Promise: new program to help teens go to college

Apr 23, 2015
Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

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

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