Nebraska

The exams would supplement—and could eventually compete with—the state’s unique patchwork of district-level assessments.
June 13, 2007 – Education Week
A new school governance arrangement will link the Omaha, Neb., district with 10 surrounding school districts—financially as well as educationally.
June 6, 2007 – Education Week
The exams will coexist with Nebraska's unique patchwork of district-level assessments.
June 5, 2007 – Education Week (Web)
After first rejecting the state’s approach outright, federal officials now say it is nearing compliance.
February 21, 2007 – Education Week
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Despite resistance, the Cornhusker State counts on its local assessments to meet federal mandates for school accountability.
February 21, 2007 – Education Week
Gov. Dave Heineman of Nebraska called for both lower taxes and higher spending on K-12 education in his State of the State address last week.
January 17, 2007 – Education Week
Voters in some states didn't show a lot of generosity toward schools as they voted down measures that would have provided more funding for education in Idaho, Michigan, Nebraska, and Ohio. But proposals in three states that had the potential to restrict spending on schools-the idea known as a Taxpayer's Bill of Rights-were rejected, early returns showed.
November 8, 2006 – Education Week (Web)
A controversial state plan to break up the Omaha, Neb., public schools into three districts, largely along racial and ethnic lines, and join the entire metropolitan area in one united “learning community” has hit a major roadblock.
September 27, 2006 – Education Week
Nebraska’s state schools chief issued a rallying cry late last month to his colleagues in other states, urging them to join a rebellion against the U.S. Department of Education. But for now, at least, federal officials seem to have quelled the rising tide of complaints from state education leaders.
June 14, 2006 – Education Week
A healthy economy allowed the legislature to adjust the K-12 budget upward by $16 million, to $700.6 million, for fiscal 2006, a 10.4 percent increase over the previous fiscal year.
June 7, 2006 – Education Week

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