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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.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Budget cuts to cover a $4.65 million shortfall have been imposed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

76% of Creighton University’s student graduate in the normal four-year timeframe.

Creighton named to list of best green colleges

May 2, 2014

Creighton University is being recognized for sustainability efforts.

Three community meetings will be held next week so that the public may weigh in on Omaha Public Schools’ Facilities Master Plan.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An incoming dean at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was cited in a discrimination complaint in her former position at Central Michigan University.

OPS, Fontenelle Elementary given green ribbon designation

Apr 28, 2014

The Omaha Public Schools district is one of nine nationwide to be recognized for sustainability efforts.

OPS board approves five-year strategic plan

Apr 24, 2014

More students graduating from high school in four years is one of the outcomes identified in OPS’ five-year strategic plan.

Race for Results: report looks at barriers to success

Apr 16, 2014

A new report shows children of color face racial and socioeconomic barriers to success.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new superintendent has been named to lead Millard Public Schools in Omaha.

Three finalists for Millard Public Schools superintendent

Mar 24, 2014

Millard Public Schools has identified three finalists for its next superintendent.

Several of Creighton University’s graduate programs are ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s list of 2015 Best Graduate Schools.

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