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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Board of Education has approved an update to sex education standards after months of debate.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The leadership of a statewide association that sets policies for high school extracurricular activities and sports in Nebraska has adopted a gender participation policy.

The Omaha Public Schools board could vote in two weeks on the first changes to the district’s sex education curriculum in 30 years.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha school board is expected to vote Monday on a $250,000 settlement with the family of a 12-year-old boy who drowned in a district pool more than a year ago.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Police Department has launched an internal investigation, and the officer at the center of the investigation has been temporarily reassigned after he was seen on video punching a student while trying to break up a school fight.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — No one was injured when a kiln in an Omaha middle school art room sparked a fire overnight.

FARRAGUT, Iowa (AP) — The superintendent of a troubled Iowa school district has resigned, saying he no longer has a role to play after the state's Board of Education stripped away the district's local control.

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.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha Public Schools meeting called to gain community feedback on proposed updates to the district's sex education curriculum was canceled early when the bigger-than-expected crowd turned rowdy.

The Omaha Public Schools district is exploring changes to its sex education curriculum, and wants public input.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha schools are finding different uses for the extra 20 to 25 minutes added to the school day this fall.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska students from all races are showing improvement on statewide math and reading tests, as are those from low-income families.

The Buffett Early Childhood Institute is working with six metro area school districts to reach out to the youngest learners.

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 20-year-old Pacific Junction man found with a sword and gun had called for "vigilante justice" after the neighborhood fight involving the Glenwood Community High School principal.

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say the principal of Glenwood Community High School has been injured in a neighborhood incident that involved a shooting.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old student has slapped, punched and kicked a teacher in a north-central Omaha school.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha father wants the district to explain how his 5-year-old daughter could have been left on a school bus instead of being taken home.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Graduates from the long-closed Archbishop Ryan High School's Class of 1965 are planning a 50-year class reunion this month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A report shows that Nebraska public schools have reported eight serious cheating incidents by school personnel during statewide academic testing since 2010.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new private school in Omaha that won't charge families a dime for their children's education is wrapping up renovation work in preparation for its August opening.

WAYNE, Neb. (AP) — Undergraduate students would pay 9 percent more for tuition this coming school year if the Nebraska State College System board were to end a tuition freeze and approve a proposed increase Thursday at its meeting in Wayne.

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