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OPS bond issue goes to voters

Aug 28, 2014

Voters in the Omaha Public Schools district will decide in November if the district should borrow $421 million for a slate of projects.

OPS board to decide if bond issue goes on November ballot

Aug 28, 2014

The Omaha Public Schools board will vote Thursday evening on whether or not to place a $421 million bond on the November 4th ballot.

The OpenSky Policy Institute has released a new report called Investing in our Future: An Overview of Nebraska’s Education Funding System.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's K-12 public schools rely more heavily on local taxes for funding than any other state in the nation.

OPS considering a smaller bond proposal

Aug 15, 2014

The Omaha Public Schools board is considering a scaled-back bond proposal.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha teacher is one of 17 nationwide to receive an EPA award for environmental education.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Schools has had in the past two years a sharp increase in new students born in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Board of Education is fleshing out the new system framework for holding public schools accountable.

Late August deadline for OPS vote on facilities bond issue

Aug 5, 2014

The Omaha Public Schools board has until August 29th to vote on a facilities bond issue for it to go before voters in November.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say the loss of federal funding could jeopardize a program that pays tuition and fees for low-income high school students taking college-credit courses in Nebraska.

Omaha students take peer-to-peer approach to fighting obesity

Jul 29, 2014

A new program at Omaha’s Northwest High School uses a peer-to-peer approach to target obesity prevention.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new group has formed to connect Nebraska educators with the state's business community. The goal: Better prepare the state's students for their careers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska education officials are throwing out the results of statewide writing tests plagued by technological problems.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska plans to ask lawmakers to approve a 5 percent increase in state aid next year to help pay for key initiatives.

OPS looks to possible $682 million bond issue for facilities

Jul 18, 2014

OPS is looking at a $682 million bond issue for critical infrastructure work, upgrades, and new schools.

OPS studying student assignment plan options

Jul 14, 2014

The Omaha Public Schools received 3,500 responses to a survey on the district's student assignment plan.

Bellevue school project focuses on kindness, understanding

Jul 3, 2014

Students at a Bellevue school spent the last three weeks of their school year on projects teaching about kindness, prejudice, and being misunderstood.

Study examines role of stress hormones in voting

Jul 2, 2014

A new study by a team of UNL and UNO researchers finds there might be a biological reason why some people don’t vote.

Changes to school health screenings for 2014-15 year

Jul 1, 2014

Changes are coming to the health screenings Nebraska children have before starting school.

New MCC buildings focus on career and technical jobs

Jun 23, 2014

Metropolitan Community College breaks ground Tuesday on three new buildings at the Fort Omaha Campus.

A new Learning Community Center will open in September in north Omaha.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's largest public schools are still using local tax dollars to pay for lobbyists at the Capitol, and more than three-fourths of that money is coming from districts in the Omaha area.

Omaha Parks Department expands sites for summer meal program

Jun 13, 2014

Omaha’s Parks and Recreation Department is expanding the number of sites where it offers summer meals for young people.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has approved a tuition freeze for state students.

Gov. Dave Heineman applies for NU presidency

May 28, 2014

Governor Dave Heineman says he wants to be next president of the University of Nebraska.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha college hopes a $10 million dorm specifically for single mothers will lead to improved graduation and success rates among its students trying to juggle schoolwork with motherhood.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton Prep High School is looking for a new president, less than a year after the hiring of its current one.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman says he is looking seriously at applying for the presidency of the University of Nebraska.

A new report says young people aren’t prepared for military service because of inadequate education, a criminal record, or being overweight.

Summit focuses on how to respond to, stop bullying

May 8, 2014

Students and educators from 32 schools gathered in Omaha Thursday morning to learn how to stand up against bullying.

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