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Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. The federally mandated observance also recognizes all those who possess U.S. citizenship.

The Nebraska Latino American Commission is inviting 11th and 12th graders currently enrolled in a Nebraska public, private, special purpose, home school or magnet school to enter its 12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest.

Metropolitan Community College was recently one of only five colleges nationwide to win a Gateway Graduation Achievement award for the high school graduation rates in their Gateway to College program  – roughly 65%.

The Anti-Defamation League Plains States Region is excited to announce their first community-wide fundraising event , ‘Be an Ally, Make a Difference, Raise a GLass’ to raise funds for their mission of fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of hate! The event will be held on Sunday, August 19 and features a wine-tasting experience and silent auction.

Mary Beth Muskin and Toba Cohen-Dunning join Mike Hogan "Live & Local" in the KIOS studios to discuss.  More information is available at http://omaha.adl.org/event/adl-crc-fundraiser-silent-auction-wine-tasting/  

The event is open to our supporters and will be held at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St., from 2 – 4 p.m. Tickets are available and include wine and light fare.

Cyber Seniors is one of the original programs Do Space offered when it opened in November 2015.

Metropolitan Community College recently began work on its new Center for Advanced Manufacturing.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska tax commissioner has been named a vice chancellor for the University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska Medical Center.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Millard school district in Omaha will be training staffers on how to maintain the professional boundaries called for in the district's newly adopted policy.

Nelson Mandela Elementary is celebrating what would be their namesake’s 100th birthday with a week of events honoring his legacy.

Nelson Mandela Elementary school is a tuition-free, privately funded year-round school.  Head of School, Dr. Susan Toohey, stops by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan about the innovative programs, goals for growth, and how the public can help complete the mission.  In celebration of Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday, there are a series of events.  More information about those events can be found at http://nelsonmandelaelementary.org/pdf/MANDELA100Flyer.pdf

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska's president says he may implement a midyear tuition increase should the state withhold a portion of the institution's state appropriation.

South High School’s Dual Language Program was recently awarded the 2017 High School level School of the Year Award from the Spanish Embassy and the International Spanish Academy.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State College Board of Trustees has approved raises for top leaders of the state college system.

Nebraska GenCyber is a free two-week camp focused on cybersecurity.  The camp runs this week with a focus on middle school and high school teachers.  Next week’s sessions will center on 9th and 10th grade students. 

Jeremy Cowley, Program Director for the OPS Career Center, was named Administrator of the Year by the Association of Career and Technical Education of Nebraska on June 4 during the organization’s conference in Kearney.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some Nebraska schools may have students play a game next year that officials say help disruptive students behave and can potentially prevent violence, drug abuse and suicide.

Do Space is offering a Summer Passport Program for the second year in a row.  Jessica Johnson, Director of Community Learning at Do Space, says putting the program together was a bit of a challenge.

UNO’s Aim for the Stars Science & Math Camp is observing its 20th year this summer. 

Today, Omaha North High student Eleanor Dunning talks to students and staff about the OPS Career Center…

  

  

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The NAACP, American Civil Liberties Union and others are worried that a proposal to add school resource officers to Lincoln's middle schools will lead to disproportionate treatment of minorities and marginalized groups.

Established in 1956, the purpose of National Bike Month is to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage people to use bikes for transportation, fitness, recreation and environmental purposes. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The longtime chief executive of the Nebraska State College System will be retiring.

“From Manager to Remarkable Leader” is the theme of Bellevue University’s Remarkable Leadership Workshop this year.

Two THINK, MAKE, CREATE trailers are traveling around Lincoln and Omaha offering pop-up science classrooms for kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Metropolitan Community College is partnering with Cyberworld Institute to offer high quality IT and cybersecurity certification training.

Following the success of the dual language programs at Omaha Public Schools, Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School in cooperation with Our Lady of Lourdes will begin a Dual Language Academy starting with the 2018-2019 school year.  Principal Andrew Bauer stops by the KIOS studios to discuss the program, the first among Catholic schools, with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" on Morning Edition.  More information is available at LoveMySchool.com.

Students at North Omaha High School were recently given their own laptop for use at school. Sounds like a great idea but how is it working out in reality? Omaha North sophomore Eleanor Dunning has the answer...

  

  

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two organizations are criticizing new University of Nebraska directives on free speech and draft proposals on campus free speech zones.

Think you know a lot about the national debt and want to prove it? Metropolitan Community College is offering you the chance as they host a National Debt Trivia Night Thursday, March 29th.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed a rule change that will make it easier for military spouses to teach in Nebraska if they recently arrived from out of state.

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