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Manual-Legislature approves new school funding formula
May 9, 1:10 PM:

State to provide $822M in aid to schools next year. Local districts don't know exactly what they're getting and not happy with new restrictions. Unclear what's meant by restrictions. Less money? Specific rules about how >

Neb. lawmakers scheduled to debate unions bill
May 4, 10:01 AM:

NE Legislature to consider new bill on collective bargaining. Worthwhile. As with most union stories, no reference to impact on classrooms. Districts must find a way to retain their best teachers, keep class sizes >

Manual-Longer Millard school day opposed
May 4, 9:05 AM:

In NE, Millard board considers more class time for students. Some parents opposed. Reasons from both sides detailed here. Curious to know what neutral experts say about whether additional instruction time makes >

Manual-Nelson: Distance learning rules bad for state
May 2, 9:56 AM:

NE Senator Nelson criticized U.S. Ed Dept. rules on distance learning, competitive education grant programs and other reforms. Assumes no one would come to rural areas to teach at charters and parents wouldn't choose >

Manual-Ed chief hears from Nebraska
May 2, 9:53 AM:

NE officials tell U.S. Ed Secretary their worries about listing persistently low-achieving schools in order to get fed money. Worry about replacing rural educators. Lots of details, but unclear if Duncan can make >

Lawmakers advance truancy measure
Apr 28, 2:38 PM:

NE truancy bill needs one more round of approval from lawmakers. Coverage doesn't go far enough highlighting how measure is different from last year's legislation. Will extended absence policies and reporting >

TeamMates walk for a reason
Apr 11, 8:17 AM:

TeamMate youth mentoring program walk a success. Walk funds used for graduating TeamMates' scholarships. Mentoring program one of its kind? Expansion of program might encourage more students to graduate and set goals.

VALTS featured in Nebraska public education video
Apr 8, 3:13 PM:

Mini-documentary underscores successful public education programs in Nebraska. Film embarks on broadening conversation, inspiring. What other programs were chosen for the film project? Talk about their successes so as to >



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