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Teaching Profession Paraprofessional With 'Gentle Spirit' Dies at 27 From COVID-19
A former high school athletic standout and homecoming king, Pedro Garcia III “could connect with anybody,” no matter the language, said a teaching colleague in Cozad, Neb.
Corey Mitchell, May 20, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Opinion This Pandemic Is No Time to Backtrack on Special Education
It's worth remembering how far we've come on educating students with disabilities, writes Nebraska's education commissioner Matthew L. Blomstedt.
Matthew L. Blomstedt, May 4, 2020
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Education Did a Misunderstanding Put One State's Aid for Disadvantaged Students At Risk?
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is not famous for pressuring states into desired outcomes, but did put at least two states' Title I funding on "high-risk" status last year.
Andrew Ujifusa, February 20, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Nebraska
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Nebraska
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
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Every Student Succeeds Act Betsy DeVos Greenlights ESSA Plans for Nebraska and North Carolina
U.S. Ed Secretary DeVos has approved plans for 46 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Still waiting: California, Florida, Oklahoma, and Utah.
Alyson Klein, June 5, 2018
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Teacher Preparation Can Hiring Ed. School Students Help Solve Substitute Teacher Shortages?
Education school students at Midland University in eastern Nebraska can fill in for absent teachers as part of a new effort to help alleviate the area's substitute teacher shortage.
Brenda Iasevoli, April 13, 2018
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School & District Management Nebraska Earns a C-Plus on State Report Card, Ranks 18th in Nation
This Quality Counts 2018 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 17, 2018
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Social Studies What Does a Civic-Ready Student Look Like? Nebraska Leaders Forge a Definition
The state is crafting a definition that includes civic knowledge, skills, actions, and dispositions.
Stephen Sawchuk, November 16, 2017
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Lt. Gen Jay B. Silveria talks with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as they walk past Cadet Chapel during her visit to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado.
Lt. Gen Jay B. Silveria talks with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as they walk past Cadet Chapel during her visit to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado.
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Federal Photos Scenes From Betsy DeVos’ ‘Rethinking School’ Tour
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos took a six-state “Rethink Education” tour the week of Sept. 11 to kick off the school year.
Education Week Photo Staff, September 18, 2017
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School Climate & Safety A Cooking Lesson: How a Group of Chefs Is Educating and Inspiring Teens (Video)
A group of trained chefs in Omaha, Neb., are showing young people from low-income neighborhoods how to navigate through the kitchen and learn how to make healthy meals on a budget.
Mike Bock, August 10, 2017
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Equity & Diversity For Many Who Rely on School Meals, Summer Can Mean Going Hungry (Video)
For some children, the summer can be the hungriest time of year. Education Week visited a food bank in Omaha, Neb., that is trying to fill that summer hunger gap.
Mike Bock, August 8, 2017
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Student Well-Being Video A Cooking Lesson: How a Nebraska Program Is Educating and Inspiring Teens
The benefits of freshly prepared foods are widely known, but the kitchen can be a daunting place for many teens. A group of trained chefs in Omaha, Nebraska, are showing young people from low-income neighborhoods how to navigate through the kitchen and learn how to make healthy meals on a budget. (August 9, 2017)
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School Climate & Safety Heavy Response to Nebraska Restraint Bill Illuminates Teachers' Frustrations
A Nebraska senator introduced a bill that would give teachers legal cover to physically restraint disruptive students, prompting a strong positive response from members of the state teachers' union.
Christina A. Samuels, May 17, 2017
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