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

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.