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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
1:00 am
Thu July 5, 2012

OPS hires consulting firm for second superintendent search

The Omaha Public Schools board will use a consulting firm from the Chicago area to assist with its second search for a new superintendent.

OPS board members voted Monday night to hire Proact Search of Wilmette, Illinois.  The school district is once again searching for a new superintendent following the resignation in early June of Nancy Sebring. She was to begin her new job as OPS superintendent July first, but resigned following reports that she used her Des Moines Public Schools email account to send sexually explicit messages.

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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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Education
1:00 am
Tue June 26, 2012

OPS Board approves profile, application for interim superintendent

The Omaha Public Schools board is moving ahead in its search for an interim superintendent.

Board members approved an interim superintendent candidate profile and application during a special meeting Monday afternoon. The board is working with the Nebraska Council of School Administrators and American Association of School Administrators to find interim superintendent candidates.

The four-page application and one-page profile will now be used to find candidates for the interim position, which will be filled by September first.

Education
5:06 am
Wed June 20, 2012

UNO Hosts Conference of Metropolitan Universities

“A Love of Place: The Metropolitan Advantage” is the theme of the 2015 conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities.

UNO will host the conference.  Chancellor John Christensen says the coalition is comprised of 70 institutions across the country. 

He says between 250 and 350 leaders from those universities attend the conference each year. 

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Education
2:50 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Lewis and Clark summer school students learn life, college skills at UNO program

 

80 students from Omaha’s Lewis and Clark Middle School are spending the week at UNO, learning college and life skills.

The four-day program, which began Tuesday, incorporates arts, music, activities at UNO’S HPER building, and academics. The middle school students spend the week with UNO faculty, staff, and College of Education students.

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Education
12:13 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

New name, logo, slogan for a Sarpy County school district

A Sarpy County school district has a new name.

South Sarpy District 46 is now Springfield Platteview Community Schools. The name change followed public meetings and a board vote.

Brett Richards, incoming superintendent of Springfield Platteview Community Schools, says the new name was chosen in part because of the district’s role in the Learning Community.

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Education
10:12 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Board of Regents to vote on employee-plus-one plan, tuition increase

The Nebraska Board of Regents.
courtesy www.nebraska.edu/board

The Nebraska Board of Regents will vote Friday on a plan that would extend employee health insurance benefits to same-sex partners.

The so-called “employee plus-one” plan is among the items on Friday’s Board agenda. Under the plan, an employee could elect to have health care coverage for their partner, as well as their partner’s dependent children. Couples in both same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partnerships could take part.

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