Former high school dropouts find new paths in and out of the classroom

March 29th, 2012

By Ben Bohall

Lincoln, NE – There are many programs dealing with high school dropout rates and truancy problems. But, have they been successful?

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Nebraska lawmakers combat truancy rates

March 28th, 2012

By Ben Bohall

Lincoln, NE – This week NET News has been reporting on the “State of Education in Nebraska” by examining the relationship between truancy and drop-out rates.

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Graduation rates show ethnic disparities

March 27th, 2012

By Ben Bohall

Lincoln, NE – Nebraska’s high school graduation rate averaged around 90 percent for 2009-2010. Although that percentage ranks high among other states, there are significant disparities between ethnic groups within Nebraska’s school districts.

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Omaha high schools stuck on low-achieving list

November 8th, 2011

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – All seven high schools in the Omaha Public Schools district have made the unwelcome federal list of Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools this year.

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Eleven percent of black OPS high school students proficient in math

October 19th, 2011

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – A stark picture emerged today of a vast achievement gap in math scores among Nebraska public school students.

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Failing school? Central High says ‘No way’

October 18th, 2011

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – Four of the high schools in the Omaha Public Schools district have been labeled “Persistently Low Achieving” by federal standards. But are these schools really failing our kids?

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