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Homeschooling in Nebraska continues to rise; COVID-19 could play a part
Oct 28, 5:23 AM: When schools shut down in March, Jody Lamp saw it as a sign that homeschooling their second and final child Jessie was the right thing to do.
Nearly 17% of LPS students opt for remote learning, many from low-income schools
Aug 4, 6:43 AM: Elementary and middle school students — especially those from low-income schools — have shown the most interest in learning remotely when Lincoln Public Schools opens Aug. 12.
Editorial: Innovation, creativity can help Nebraska reopen schools this fall
May 18, 6:21 AM: The abrupt shift to remote learning this year has weighed heavily on Nebraskans. Teachers, students, parents, school districts — all have had to scramble. It’s widely conceded that remote learning lags that achieved >
College choice often comes down to the campus visit. So what's a school to do during coronavirus?
Apr 20, 5:24 AM: Conveying campus feel and character is the challenge for virtual tours. Colleges are doing their best to sell themselves using visits via video conferences. But by comparison to an in-person tour, virtual technology limits >
Omaha Virtual School offers tips for parents for online learning
Apr 15, 7:35 AM: Schools are closed through the end of the year and everyone’s doing what they can to make sure their kids are still getting an education.
Opinion: Legislature should oppose private school proposal
Feb 25, 7:12 AM: They tell us tax credit scholarships won’t hurt our neighborhood schools, but the loss of $10 million a year must come from somewhere. And at a time when public schools in Omaha are consistently underfunded by the state, >
Teachers group slams Ricketts for calling public schools 'government schools'
Feb 13, 6:19 AM: The statewide teachers union slammed Gov. Pete Ricketts on Wednesday for calling the state's public schools "government schools" — a term used by President Donald Trump during his State of the Union speech to criticize >
Education leaders, governor commit to getting kids through college sooner
Nov 27, 6:42 AM: Gov. Pete Ricketts, Nebraska education leaders and a state business representative committed Tuesday to nudge students toward college graduation without dally or delay.
Opinion: Don't divert public funds to private schools
Nov 1, 6:22 AM: Last week, the Journal Star ran an opinion piece by a lawyer ("Case could grow school choice," Oct. 24) suggesting that a pending Montana case before the U.S. Supreme Court should have Nebraska rethink how it funds K-12 >
Talent crisis in Nebraska’s technology field prompts concern
Oct 25, 5:10 AM: The press conference was part of Nebraska Tech Collaborative, a group formed by the Aksarben Foundation to bridge the gap between business leaders and educators throughout the state and to address Nebraska’s shortage of >
Rural school districts go "virtual" with new technology
Sep 12, 6:05 AM: Four local school districts are bridging the gap between rural areas and technology with virtual reality.
Opinion: Nebraska missed chance on tax-credit scholarships
Jun 19, 5:09 AM: When it comes to parental choice in education, Nebraska is a 77,000-square-mile desert. The state has zero choice programs.
Editorial: Outreach efforts to Nebraska students can help prepare future workforce
Jun 4, 6:27 AM: Modern manufacturing has a remarkable production capability through connections linking software and sophisticated output devices. Among the items that recently resulted at one Nebraska site: model cars, a door stop, >
Filibuster pushes private school scholarships bill off agenda in Nebraska Legislature
May 14, 7:01 AM: For the second year in a row, opponents of a bill creating a tax credit for Nebraskans who donate to a scholarship fund for private and parochial schools mounted a successful filibuster.
Editorial: Legislature should work out urban-rural agreement on school aid
Apr 11, 7:58 AM: Given this collision of competing school interests, it’s entirely possible that Nebraska lawmakers could stalemate on this issue. That would be a major setback for a legislative session whose central theme is addressing >
Editorial: Legislature needs to keep urban-rural tensions in check this session
Feb 15, 7:51 AM: Tension sometimes develops between rural and urban lawmakers at the Nebraska Legislature when the differing needs of their districts clash. That’s the nature of a representative democracy. But this session, lawmakers have >
Editorial: Nebraska should give a needed boost to civics education
Feb 13, 8:22 AM: Our country is stronger and healthier when its citizens, across lines of party and ideology, have a basic knowledge of our government and civic principles fundamental to a free society. Although Americans shouldn’t be >
Letter: Private schools save taxpayers a lot
Feb 1, 6:43 AM: In Nebraska, there are roughly 300,000 public school students, about 39,500 private school students and another 7,500 home-school students. That’s 47,000 children who don’t show up on the doorstep of your local public >
Annual school choice rally focuses on scholarship tax credit bill
Jan 25, 5:49 AM: This is the sole school choice bill this year. In past years, senators have introduced bills to allow charter schools but this year decided to focus on the tax credits, which Linehan said will not affect state funding to >
Opinion: Improve school choice access in Nebraska
Jan 24, 5:59 AM: This new year also brings with it a new session of the Legislature and a chance to make a change in policy as well. This National School Choice Week, we should think about the ways an expansion of school choice will help >



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