School administrators have halted distribution of a Nebraska high school yearbook in part because of a story that honors a journalism teacher for how she dealt with the death of her son only 96 minutes after his birth.
Based on a tip, Omaha police officers searched the home and a vehicle, finding stashes of marijuana and mushrooms. The case against the teacher was dropped after her husband said the drugs belonged to him.
Jeremy Maskel, a former TV reporter who later served as spokesman for the Ralston Public Schools, is the new Omaha Public Schools spokesman. His salary will be $139,735.
Two Nebraska-based consultants also have been hired at lower pay rates, reflecting in part lower travel expenses.
The school board is expected to vote on the changes at its Sept. 16 meeting.
“If you let a child keep going up in grades without the ability to read, they’re not going to do well in school,” State Sen. Lou Ann Linehan said.
A lockout means there is something going on outside the school that could pose a threat to those inside. Inside the school during a lockout, it’s generally business as usual.
The review is aimed to catching biased wording or omissions in the standards, which cover what Nebraska students should learn about U.S. history, world history, geography, civics and economics.
OPS Superintendent Cheryl Logan visited Fontenelle Elementary, which has a new principal. The former principal is awaiting trial after being accused of failing to report an ex-teacher's sexual abuse of students.
A scientist told the district the mold occurred due to "a perfect storm of unique weather conditions and high humidity in closed classrooms."
The products are coming from the Department of Agriculture, which is giving away the $1.2 billion in foods it’s buying to help farmers hurt by trade negotiations.
Shoemaker Principal Lee Wolfe, 38, was arrested by the Central City Police Department on Sunday and taken to the Merrick County Jail.
The facility is named for Karen Hawkins and offers 15,000 square feet for after-school and summer activities, including drone flying and code robots.
Lou Ann Goding believes the school board has a fiduciary responsibility to explore whether any professional firms or individuals have legal liability for their roles in creation of the fund’s $800 million-plus shortfall, but so far she's finding no support for that idea.
The State of Nebraska expands its intervention at the struggling reservation school.
School leaders say they’re determined to make things as normal as possible, aware that for some kids, school can be the most consistent and stable thing in their lives.
"We remain dedicated to providing a safe school environment for all of our students," the district said in response.
School leaders, administrators and two school board members gathered at Baxter Arena to prepare for the 2019-20 school year.
The cyberattack that struck Papillion-La Vista Community Schools in May, touching off an FBI investigation, is proving to be a significant and costly inconvenience. About 900 school laptops in all have to be serviced.
OPS is prepping buses for the new school year. Like it or not, the first day of school for most is just weeks away.
Six students told authorities that Gregory Sedlacek had sexually assaulted them — sometimes in his classroom, other times on the playground.
Roger Jaeger, 46, had faced up to 80 years in prison after pleading no contest to the charges.
The district won't finalize its budget until September.
Toba Cohen-Dunning, executive director of the Omaha Public Schools Foundation, said Malala was coming to Omaha for a private meeting and reached out to the foundation.
Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine dropped possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute marijuana charges against Mary M. Duffy after her husband, Stuart D. Hald, pleaded guilty to both charges at a June hearing.
A former Marian High School basketball player, assistant coach and member of the school’s athletic hall of fame has been charged with sexually assaulting a student while she was a coach at the all-girls private school.