Nebraska state education leaders plan to create a task force to review school safety in light of the shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Lawmakers used filibusters to kill controversial proposals, including bills on abortion, concealed carry and criminal justice reform. But was the frequent filibustering a departure from the norm?
One bill would require education about "the Holocaust and other acts of genocide." The other would provide financial incentives for new teachers and ease testing requirements for teachers in training.
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A study examining AltEn’s impact on Mead and the surrounding area got a boost from the Legislature after it was left out of several budget pac…
Nebraska lawmakers advanced a bill Monday that would require school districts to establish a behavioral health point of contact for students.
As part of the effort to combat Nebraska's teacher shortage, a program proposed in the Legislature would provide first-year educators up to $5,000 a year for as many as five years.
The bill was put on hold in the face of stiff opposition from senators who argued it would disproportionately benefit large schools and amount to a property tax increase for rural property owners.
Omaha Public Schools joined leading agricultural groups in questioning a plan aimed at delivering $728 million worth of property tax relief by boosting state support of public schools.
Nebraska lawmakers will consider letting employees across the state refuse vaccinations because of a "strong moral, ethical, or philosophical belief or conviction," under a bill introduced Friday.
Nebraska lawmakers will launch a session Wednesday that some predict could be transformative for the state, but others suspect it could devolve into a forum for grandstanding and political theater.
The 2022 Nebraska legislative session could be transformative, but only if lawmakers use their time wisely, keep differences from getting out of hand and exert leadership to stay on track.
In the upcoming legislative session, issues that have commanded national political conversations and highlighted party divisions this past year are likely to surface at Nebraska’s Capitol.
Few Nebraska students were spared from the disarray that COVID-19 caused in education, scores from last spring show. The results are being released with a note of caution about how to interpret them.
The plan would require an infusion of state dollars, amounting to a 68% boost in state support for K-12 education.
The need to diversify the state's teaching workforce is clear, Sen. Lynne Walz of Fremont, who chairs the committee, said.
State Sen. Carol Blood of Bellevue on Monday formally launched a bid for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2022.
Nebraska's expressway program was projected to be completed in 15 years, but about 178 miles remain undone. Some northeast Nebraska communities say they shouldn't have to wait much longer.
The bill fell victim to a battle over an amendment that would protect Nebraska teachers who use physical intervention with violent and disruptive students.
A bill that would have allowed permitless concealed carry in nearly every Nebraska county was amended to focus on three, less controversial gun rights measures.
With only a month to go before the scheduled end of the session, state senators still have plenty of items on the to-do list.
Ricketts, who had called for a 3% limit on property tax increases by local schools, cities, counties and other local governments, said the senators "voted against property tax relief."
Nebraska lawmakers blocked an amendment that would have allowed teachers and other school staff to deal physically with violent and disruptive students.
The Revenue Committee authorized Sen. Mike Flood of Norfolk to prepare a legislative proposal that would give authority to the governor to commit up to $1 billion to accelerate highway construction.
Thirteen Republican members of the nonpartisan Nebraska Legislature joined their 17 Democratic colleagues in rejecting a proposal that would have ended secret ballot selection of committee chairs.