- Fewer students than anticipated sign up for LPS dedicated remote learning program next year
- > Feb 23, 6:17 AM: Just 785 Lincoln Public Schools students will comprise the district’s one-year dedicated remote school next year — considerably fewer than had indicated an interest in a survey, which officials say reflects improving
- Nebraska districts beefing up summer school, credit-recovery efforts to help kids catch up
- Feb 16, 6:38 AM: Nebraska school districts will use tutors, expanded summer school sessions, night school and even a spring break “boot camp” to catch kids up from learning loss caused by COVID-19 disruptions.
- Commentary: School choice can be a big plus for Nebraska children
- > Feb 15, 7:35 AM: Omaha special education advocate Clarice Jackson fights for school choice every year, but 2021 could be big. Legislatures in more than half the states, including Nebraska, will debate proposals that would make private
- School choice bill sparks passionate debate in Lincoln
- Jan 29, 6:52 AM: Nebraska is currently one of the few states that do not give any financial benefit to those that support private schools. A bill in the legislature aims to change that, a bit.
- Survey: Nearly half of parents interested in remote learning like the idea of a dedicated virtual school
- Dec 17, 7:52 AM: If the pandemic is raging next fall, nearly half the parents of Lincoln students who say they’d opt for remote learning like the idea of a dedicated virtual school.
- 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
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