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.
Parent and teacher volunteers helped run the day of festivities that included bouncy houses, face painting, snow cones and plenty of food. Kids played soccer, danced to music blaring from speakers and frolicked around the park with cotton candy and popcorn on the sunny afternoon.
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 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.
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.
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.
Forty Omaha Public Schools students were chosen from youth groups. The chaperones included pastors, staff from the UNO Black Studies Department and young professionals.
In February, the Nebraska State Board of Education designated Schuyler Central High School as a priority school, pointing to stagnant or declining test scores and proficiency rates.
Chris Wiley, a North High guidance counselor and one of a few African-American male counselors in the area, died Monday, a day after celebrating his 65th birthday.
Ex-Omaha Public Schools teacher Shad Knutson has been confined to a prison cell since 2013, when he was convicted of two abuse charges related to sexual misconduct with a former middle school student.
After spending several months slowly transitioning into her new role, Logan is now officially on the clock, and she spent her first official school board meeting Monday night outlining how she’ll spend her first three months leading the district.
A date has been set for a jury trial in the lawsuit against the Riverside School District after a fatal school bus fire.
The boy’s parents allege that they had complained to school officials that their son was being bullied but Westside administrators didn’t separate the two before the May 2016 bike-pump incident.
Omaha-area high schools, especially some of the older ones, have plenty of quirks, from a hidden pool to a fire escape slide.
As Mark Evans prepares to pass the baton to incoming Superintendent Cheryl Logan, he sat down with The World-Herald to reflect on his time with OPS.
Outgoing OPS Superintendent Mark Evans will receive several different payments upon his retirement at the end of the month.
The initiative aims to help meet Nebraska’s need for skilled workers by getting seventh- and eighth-grade students thinking about careers in manufacturing and technology.
The United Way of the Midlands Day of Action offered a relaxing form of action on Thursday: reading. Corporate and community volunteers read and gave books to kids at several Omaha-area locations, to reinforce the importance of summer reading.
A panel of young people from Omaha, St. Louis, Chicago and Parkland, Florida, talked about how gun violence has touched their lives, advocated for stricter gun control legislation and urged attendees at a crowded hotel ballroom downtown to register to vote.
Jacobs Project Management Co. had managed the district’s 1999 and 2014 bond programs. A selection committee made up of two principals and other district staff recommended them over three other firms, saying Jacobs had the best plan for overseeing bond-funded construction projects.