UNO is celebrating Black History Month with three public events.
Helen Kang is the Assistant Director for Cultural Programming at UNO. She says the process of choosing events begins with reaching out to student and community groups. After the Black History Month committee is formed, the brainstorming session begins.
Omaha, NE – The Omaha Public Schools board is opposing two measures that would cut the size of school boards.
Senator Scott Lautenbaugh's bill had its first hearing in a Unicameral committee meeting Wednesday. In addition to cutting the board to five members from its current 12, the legislation would also pay board members $20,000 and limit them to two four-year terms.
Omaha, NE – It was one year ago Thursday that former Millard South High School assistant principal Vicky Kaspar was shot and killed by a former student.
The shooting happened January 5, 2011 at about 12:45 pm. 17-year-old Robert Butler Junior, who had been suspended, went to the school's administrative office to talk to Kaspar. He shot Kaspar and principal Curtis Case. Butler was found dead in a vehicle near the school a short time later. Kaspar died that evening and Case was seriously injured.
Omaha, NE – Stakeholders in the Omaha Public Schools district want a new superintendent who's approachable, fully involved in the community, and focused on students.
Those are some of the results from 1,090 responses received during public forums and from an online survey. Consulting firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates used those responses to shape a leadership profile presented to the OPS board Wednesday.