OPS has some full-time bilingual liaisons, but students and their families speak more than 100 different languages. The district has contracted about 20 students to help at parent-teacher conferences for $18 an hour.
A 58-year-old man died and his older brother was seriously injured after a fire at their home. Five cats, including three 6-month-old kittens, also died, the men's sister said.
A security guard grabbed the woman by the wrist and forcibly "dragged" her back outside, she reported to police. The woman complained of "considerable pain" to her wrist but had no injuries, according to a police report.
Brandon Lanza was booked into the Douglas County Jail on July 28. "It is our understanding that the investigation does not involve any Davis Middle School students," the school said in an email.
Just how many K-12 teachers have been vaccinated? If you're looking for a hard-and-fast number in Nebraska, good luck.
The bill says OPS remains responsible for its almost $1 billion pension shortfall. But Gov. Pete Ricketts says Nebraska taxpayers might someday get stuck with the bill, raising the prospect of a veto.
A pilot testing project in three Omaha Public Schools buildings found COVID-19 infections that were not identified by outside testing, suggesting that infections and case rates in schools are higher than what is being reported.
Omaha Public Schools students will attend school five days a week starting next month. Elementary and middle schools will transition on Feb. 2, and high schools will transition on Feb. 17.
Should Lincoln high schools go back to being in person every day?
The fact some students might not have internet access at home is one reason LPS officials plan to continue to add five days into its school calendar for inclement weather.
The vote comes amid COVID-19 issues disrupting the district and wild-card system currently in place.
Elementary and middle school students will return Oct. 5; high school students will return Oct. 19. With the district returning to in-person learning, OPS will proceed with winter sports and activities that begin in November.
As expected, the five Lincoln Public Schools football teams with Omaha Public Schools squads on their schedules have been able to find replace…
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Ron Powell writes that his outside-the-box plan to include OPS this fall is, at the very least, something. And something is better than nothing.
The second quarter for OPS will begin Oct. 26. Only Football and volleyball go beyond that date, but both will be in the postseason stage.
Omaha Public Schools' decision to cancel fall sports leaves several gaps in Lincoln schools' football schedules. We look at some possibilities.
Omaha Public Schools Superintendent Cheryl Logan told a neighborhood association meeting Thursday night that with her decision on fall sports on Friday, “it’s going to make our athletes mad.”
Other highlights from the meeting include Week 0 teams set to start practice; COVID-19 and wild card points; and transfer rules.
Jay Bellar says the plan is still to move forward with the season, but other considerations — such as Class A's caution — need to be ironed out.
The controversy surrounding the Omaha Public Schools board — and its failed search for a new superintendent — filtered into the state educatio…
OMAHA -- Omaha Public Schools Superintendent Mark Evans plans to retire at the end of year after four years on the job.
OMAHA — The Omaha school board has approved the purchase of textbooks and other materials for health and sex education classes starting this fall.