education

Education
8:55 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Freddie Gray to continue as OPS board president

The Omaha Public Schools board will move forward with Freddie Gray as president.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon August 6, 2012

OPS board to decide if Freddie Gray keeps leadership role

Board members Sandra Jensen (L) and Freddie Gray (R) discussed at last Monday's meeting the emails surrounding Nancy Sebring's resignation.
Katie Schubert/KIOS-FM

The Omaha Public Schools Board could have a new president after Monday. The board is scheduled to vote Monday night on whether Freddie Gray will remain as president.

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Education
12:44 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

New school year, new technology for some students in a Sarpy County school district

Some students in the Springfield Platteview Community Schools will return to class August 16th with new technology.

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Education
1:00 am
Wed August 1, 2012

OPS introduces interim superintendent

Virginia Moon speaks Tuesday at her first news conference as OPS interim superintendent.
Katie Schubert, KIOS-FM

The new interim superintendent of the Omaha Public Schools says she has three priorities moving forward.

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Education
12:45 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Former Ralston schools leader named interim superintendent of OPS

The former leader of the Ralston Public Schools will be OPS’ new interim superintendent.

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Education
5:06 am
Mon July 23, 2012

MCC and AmeriCorps VISTA Brought Hip-Hop to Nathan Hale Magnet

A unique program at Omaha's Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School earlier this year taught students the five pillars of hip-hop.

Metropolitan Community College partnered with the AmeriCorps VISTA program to implement a hip-hop curriculum.  Jason Rodriguez of the VISTA program taught the hip-hop curriculum. 

He says the classes gave students something to relate to while stressing the importance of education.  Rodriguez says the curriculum covered the five pillars of hip hop, including dj'ing and emceeing, one of the students’ favorites.

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Education
11:30 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Death or public speaking? UNO researchers revisit a 1973 study on the number one fear

A new study finds that while public speaking might be the most common fear, it isn’t number one.

UNO Public Speaking Fundamentals program director Karen Kangas Dwyer and Speech Center Coordinator Marlina Davidson did the study. It revisited a 1973 study that found more people feared public speaking than death.

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Education
5:06 am
Sat July 14, 2012

Teens Learn Life Skills at Omaha Public Library

The Omaha Public Library is offering two workshops to help teens build confidence and learn life skills.

The library is offering the two sessions in collaboration with LifeBound.  Gary Wasdin, Executive Director for the Omaha Public Library, says this is the first time the library is offering programs like this.  He says "Success in Middle School” addresses the transition that 6th and 7th graders undergo. 

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Education
5:06 am
Fri July 13, 2012

MCC Moves Ahead with expansion of the Elkhorn Campus

MCC, Elkhorn Campus

The Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors recently approved a Master Plan that calls for the expansion of the Elkhorn Campus.

Board Member Tim Potter says the plan provides for the construction of new buildings to accommodate the fast growing campus.  He says right now, a building on Metro’s Elkhorn Campus is at 105% of capacity.  Potter says the only potential obstacle to the expansion right now is a dispute Metro has with the City of Omaha.

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Education
2:39 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

OPS puts 2012-13 budget proposal online

The Omaha Public Schools board is set to vote in September on a new $481.2 million budget.

This year, the budget materials are online, along with committee presentations and a public comment section. OPS’ new fiscal year budget projects a six-percent increase in state aid, but no change in property valuations.

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