Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen appointed Jim Scheer to the University of Nebraska Board of Regents to replace himself.
An analysis shows that Gov. Pillen's plan to boost Nebraska's education funding could allow local property taxes to drop. But some districts would wind up better off than others.
Sen. Dave Murman's plan (LB783) would eliminate the ability of community colleges to levy property taxes beginning in 2026-27, and replace that funding with state appropriations.
ALLIANCE – Box Butte County RSVP will be hosting a mobile food pantry in conjunction with Northwest Community Action Partnership and Food bank for the Heartland on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 4 to 6 p.m. This is a free program which distributes food to families in Alliance, serving one distribution per car.
Over 500 historical photographs from the archives of Agate Fossil Beds National Monument were described, organized and cataloged by fifteen local volunteers on Monday, Jan. 16. Community members helped National Park Service museum curatorial staff improve the archive database of western Nebr…
Some teaching jobs are left vacant or filled with less-qualified candidates, a survey found. The number of unfilled jobs across the state is up nearly 60% over last year.
“When you have a strategic plan and it’s reflective of the voices we’re hoping to hear and gather input from, it really helps to define the growth and value of our school district,” said Dick.
CHADRON — The Chadron State College Theatre department opens its 2023 spring season with Working, a musical adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso from Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers.
“I thought it looked like a fun movie to be a part of,” said Janecek.
In the vein of old-school radio shows, a ghostly cast of spirits portray the action, while live foley artists bring every thud, creak, and scratch of the stories to life.
ALLIANCE — The Alliance Public Library will be hosting several new events for children during February.
For the next five years Banner Health will provide EWC with $75,000 a year to help shape the future of nursing and health care in the area, Miller said.
“It’s a week celebrating the privilege that it is to be able to have Catholic education,” said St. Agnes Catholic School Administrator Julie Brown.
Retention bonuses, student loan forgiveness and alternative certification were just some of the proposed solutions to Nebraska's teacher shortage lawmakers are pondering.
The team decided to focus on an issue related to agriculture, partly inspired by the family of Pierce’s fiancée, who farm and ranch in Banner County.
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The club’s most recent meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26, was focused on the subject of thermodynamics.
A $915,000 grant will place 25 nurses across UNMC’s five campuses at K-12 schools later this semester through the newly created School Nurse Scholars program.
Five reelected board members — one from each district —took the oath of office at a work session held on Wednesday morning.
Missoula Children’s Theater will host the performance of “Rumpelstiltskin” this Friday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m., at the Historic Midwest Theater in Scottsbluff.
On those two days alone, students, families, and volunteers will gather to prepare more than 2,100 enchiladas.
Employees of Papillion La Vista Community Schools who stick around through next school year will be eligible for a stipend up to $3,000, the school board decided Monday.
Prospective Western Nebraska Community College students and community members will soon get a chance to see the school’s performing arts faculty in action.
Pillen’s plan would increase Nebraska's K-12 education funding next year by $270 million, or 21%. And it would raise its 49th-in-the-nation ranking in state tax-dollar support for schools.
A proposal for state-funded savings accounts for Iowa parents to pay for private school would cost the state roughly $345 million annually once fully implemented, an analysis showed.
Chadron State College is in the midst of a presidential search after current President Randy Rhine announced in November that he intends to retire in June. After contracting with Academic Search, campus stakeholders established the qualifications they are looking for in the 12th president.
There's usually no quick solution to deadlocked school board elections such as Bennington's, which took a week to be resolved. One Nebraska district used a coin toss.