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.

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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.

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.