Chalkboard: The week in school news (March 1)

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Posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:00 am

Grant winner: Lincoln Public Schools was recently named one of five winners of the Toyota Family Learning grant. The grant focuses on the crucial role families play in a student’s learning process. LPS will receive $175,000.

Teen job fair: Teenagers looking for a part-time job this summer can attend the Omaha Public Library’s Teen Job Fair on March 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mutual of Omaha Dome on 33rd and Dodge Streets. The event is open to teens ages 16 to 19 and no registration is required. Participants should plan to spend at least one hour visiting employer tables. Many Omaha employers will be available to discuss and accept job applications. Teens should dress appropriately to meet employers and bring black pens, their Social Security number, names, addresses and phone numbers of their school, previous employers, three references and a resume if available. No children or strollers, please. In addition to employer tables there will be areas for interviewing advice, resume help, computer stations to complete online applications, a parent waiting area, job resources and workspace. For more information, including the most current list of participating employers, visit

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