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.

The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, released its 19th annual report card on American education late last month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group has formed to push for transparency and parental rights at Lincoln Public Schools.

Attracting a young and skilled workforce and being a welcoming community are among the goals identified in the Heartland 2050 Vision.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha school board is backing a plan to eliminate the property tax levy it shares with neighboring districts to support the Learning Community.

UNO named top military-friendly university

Nov 11, 2014

UNO has been named the top university in the U.S. for veterans.

UNO’s Office of Latino/Latin American Studies is presenting a lecture by Cecilia Menjivar this morning at 11:30.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska education officials are moving forward in seeking a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska's presidential search committee has named four finalists to replace former President J.B. Milliken.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska's presidential search committee could name four finalists for the job on Monday.

UNO Chancellor looks to the growing school's future

Oct 30, 2014

UNO’s Chancellor says the university has a goal to grow to 20,000 students over the next six years.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Roughly half of Nebraska schools have repeatedly failed to meet proficiency standards under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, but officials say those results are flawed and misleading.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska at Omaha has received a $1.3 million federal grant to send graduate students in social work to rural Nebraska areas to help at-risk youth with behavioral health concerns.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Superintendents in the Omaha area are studying the effectiveness of the Learning Community and have released a draft of their first joint report.

A group of Northwest High School and UNO students will mark the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks with an event about understanding differences.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad called Tuesday for the state's public universities to reduce tuition costs by implementing a number of changes.

Erin Gruwell, Founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation, is the featured speaker for The Phoenix Academy’s Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, October 1st.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials representing the state's colleges have agreed that proposed state language arts standards will prepare students for college or a career once they graduate from high school.

State scores in math, science, reading improve

Sep 3, 2014

77 percent of Nebraska students met or exceeded standards on statewide reading tests last year.

Creighton University has enrolled the second largest freshman class in school history with a total of 1,023 students.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha school board has placed a $421 million bond measure on the November ballot to repair old schools and eventually build more schools where student enrollment is increasi