A Nebraska Department of Education investigation, prompted by a complaint filed by two staff members in November, found Walthill Public School had failed to provide adequate special education services to K-6 students with special needs and violated numerous special education regulations.
The Daily Nebraskan, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s student newspaper, received a pleasant notification this week.
It says much about John "Jack" Goebel that when university leaders wanted to nudge a reluctant, aging Bob Devaney toward retirement as athletic director, they dispatched Goebel to negotiate with him.
Doug Ewald will work as vice chancellor for business, finance and business development for both schools.
An adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as federal under secretary for agricultural research, education and economics.
Since 2012, Stavem has been the associate superintendent of instruction for the Lincoln Public Schools, Nebraska's second-largest school district. Stavem has been named the superintendent of the Lake Washington School District, a suburban district that enrolls about 29,500 students east of Seattle.
The board also named a new program director of the Secondary Success Program, OPS's middle school alternative program.
The Rev. Joseph Taphorn, an Omaha archdiocesan priest, will take over as leader of the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity in January of next year.
The board voted 5-0 to issue a request for proposals to hire a search firm and it named a board committee to help lead the search for Superintendent Blane McCann’s successor.
The Westside Community Schools are in the market for a new superintendent, and school board members are starting to sketch out the qualities they want to see in the district’s next leader.
Millard Public Schools Superintendent Jim Sutfin will get a bigger paycheck and more days off next year after earning good grades for his performance last year.
School board members adopted a new “professional boundaries” policy that prohibits teachers from getting too chummy with students.
Fourteen solar-powered vehicles took off from Lewis and Clark Landing on the Missouri River on Saturday morning, beginning a 10-day, 1,700-plus-mile race that roughly follows the route of the historic Oregon Trail.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Morrill Hall again will be the place for Sunday with a Scientist, once this month and once in September.
She was a historian, a teacher, an author, a poet, a counselor and above all, a Sister of Mercy. For 56 years, Kathleen O’Brien remained faithful to her vows as a nun and carried out the Lord’s work.
For the first time, the Elkhorn Public Schools offered a series of niche weeklong summer enrichment for students in grades one through eight during the end of June and this week.
University of Nebraska system administrator Chris Kabourek moved Wednesday from an interim post to a permanent vice presidency.
Campuses in the University of Nebraska system have talked about collaboration for a long time, but sometimes they seemed more interested in competing with each other. Now it appears they genuinely are committed to working together.
Members of the Millard School Board voted 6-0 Monday to approve a memorandum of understanding with the City of Omaha that would put the new library near 204th and Q Streets.
The Omaha Public Schools is restarting its search for a firm to manage construction projects tied to the district’s $409.9 million bond issue.
Readers familiar with the Nebraska education scene will recognize some names.
Members of the Nebraska State Board of Education designated Schuyler Central High School a “priority school” for intervention, pointing to low academic achievement and citing the shifting demographics.
The Elkhorn campus now can legitimately lay claim to being Metro’s “art campus.”
Forty Omaha Public Schools students were chosen from youth groups. The chaperones included pastors, staff from the UNO Black Studies Department and young professionals.
Tuesday evening, the University of Nebraska Medical Center Science Cafe will host two experts to discuss the complexities of beer-making.
Doane for years had used the Fillmore County property, which was willed to the college, for education and research into prairie dog behavior. But this spring the university sold the rural property — 320 acres in all — to farmers for $2.63 million. The prairie dog colony has become a soybean field.