Choices can cut school food waste

October 10th, 2014

By Harvest Public Media

Fort Collins, CO – In many communities, the local school district is the largest food provider, filling thousands of hungry bellies every day. But trying to feed healthy food to some of the pickiest eaters can result in mountains of wasted food.

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Inmates obtain diplomas, skills through education program

March 6th, 2014

By Ryan Robertson

Omaha, NE — The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services is responsible for about 4900 inmates. How can an education keep prisoners, out of prison?

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Age old debate over school funding begins anew

April 23rd, 2013

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – State aid to schools is growing in Nebraska. But how to divide that aid is producing considerable debate. Fred Knapp of NET News has more in this legislative update.

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Flu Hits Nebraska Early And Often

January 23rd, 2013

By Ryan Robertson

Grand Island, NE — The 2012-2013 flue season is in full swing in Nebraska. It struck earlier than usual, and is sending around 500 Nebraskans a week to the doctor.

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Nebraska social studies standards heading to schools

December 12th, 2012

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – After some spirited back-and-forth, the Nebraska State Board of Education has adopted new standards for Social Studies instruction. Now, it will be up to local school boards to adopt or strengthen, and implement them.

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Slimmer school lunches struggle to fit in

October 23rd, 2012

By Grant Gerlock

Lincoln, NE – Schools across the U.S. are making room for more fruits and vegetables on lunch trays by serving less meat and bread.

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