LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State education officials say Nebraska's public high school graduation rate dipped slightly this year, to about 89 percent.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Schools superintendent has proposed offering online classes through a district-run virtual school.

FARRAGUT, Iowa (AP) — The Farragut Community School District will have to find a new superintendent if it manages to survive this week's State Board of Education meeting.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Four parochial schools in the Nebraska School Activities Association have introduced a proposal on how schools should handle the participation of transgender students in sports.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The Council Bluffs school board has approved the sale of a former elementary school building that is slated for demolition.

Public education advocate and author Diane Ravitch will speak in Omaha Thursday evening about privatization of schools and whether reforms are making a difference.

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — A man who police say called for "vigilante justice" after a brawl and shooting in southwest Iowa no longer faces charges.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha South High School marching band will travel to Washington D.C. next year to represent Nebraska in the 75th Anniversary Memorial Day Parade.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A middle school science teacher in Omaha is a winner of the Milken Educator Award for excellence in education, which comes with a $25,000 prize.

OPS Superintendent Mark Evans says the district will continue collecting public input on proposed changes to the sex education curriculum.