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  Omaha.com Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In June 2005, the Omaha Public Schools school board said that, under state law, 21 Millard schools, including Millard's football stadium, alternative school and administrative center, and four Ralston schools inside Omaha's city limits should rightly be OPS schools.
Omaha Public Schools officials have said that breaking down the boundaries that divide their urban district from suburban districts would be the most effective way to break up OPS's growing concentration of poor and minority students.
OPS and suburban school officials agree there is a problem with a concentration of poor and minority families in the inner city.The solution, however, doesn't have to involve changing where children go to school by redrawing district maps or building new magnet schools or busing kids all over town.
www.omaha.com /index.php?u_pg=1640&u_sid=1474935   (1209 words)

  Omaha Public Schools.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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 Omaha Public Schools | NICPP | UNL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Interns are assigned 2-3 schools for the entire school year (typically 2 elementary schools and one grade of a middle school) with additional responsibilities in the early childhood arena.
Omaha is privileged to have two major universities, two medical and research centers that provide workshop and inservice opportunities throughout the year.
Due to the size of the school district and variety of programs offered, a comprehensive internship is provided that offers flexibility for interns to explore particular areas of interest while at the same time gaining mastery of the basic skills necessary to practice as a school psychologist.
www.unl.edu /schpsych/nicpp/internships/ops2004.shtml   (856 words)

 Omaha North High School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Omaha North High School is located at 4410 N 36th Street.
The school is the Mathematics and Technology Magnet for the district, and uses an alternating block schedule to enhance school curriculum.
The school has over 1200 networked computers and technology is pervasive in all curriculum areas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Omaha_North_High_School   (256 words)

 NAACP sues to block Omaha redistricting - Boston.com
OMAHA, Neb. --The NAACP sued Nebraska's governor and a state committee Tuesday over a new law that divides Omaha Public Schools into three racially identifiable districts.
It was aimed at solving a dispute over school boundaries in the state's largest city after Omaha Public Schools tried to take over some suburban schools.
The 45,000-student Omaha school system is 46 percent white, 31 percent fl, 20 percent Hispanic, and 3 percent Asian or American Indian.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2006/05/16/naacp_sues_neb_over_omaha_redistricting   (378 words)

 Archived -- Extending Learning Time for Disadvantaged Students, Volume 2; Public Housing Development After-School Study ...
In 1986, the Omaha Housing Authority (OHA) and the Omaha Public Schools (OPS) formed a partnership to help public housing residents gain economic and social independence and to reduce the high dropout rate among area teenagers.
In 1990, a public school teacher who received a $10,000 science teaching award spent some of it on hands-on science labs at one of the study centers.
If a child misses a school bus, any OHA staff person who sees the child has the authority to interrupt his or her activities and take the child to school; the resident relations coordinator follows up to determine why the child missed the bus.
www.ed.gov /pubs/Extending/vol2/prof6.html   (1563 words)

 Omaha Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The school districts and business community have combined their resources toward Omaha 2000, a metropolitan effort aimed at improving education in Omaha by working locally to realize the six national education goals of America 2000.
Omaha Work Keys is a three-year collaborative project of Omaha 2000, Omaha Public Schools and American College Testing and is underwritten by the Omaha World-Herald Foundation.
It is the oldest school in Nebraska and one of the oldest private schools west of the Mississippi River.
www.omaha.org /edu/omaha8.htm   (3300 words)

 Education Week: Neb. Governor, Districts Oppose Omaha School Annexation Plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A plan by the Omaha Public Schools to expand the district’s boundaries and annex schools and land within city limits from three neighboring suburban districts has triggered anger and controversy, straining relations among school officials and compelling the state governor to jump into the fray.
Omaha is wrestling with the often-divisive issue of race that other urban districts dealt with years ago, Mr.
Omaha Public Schools has further information on its "One City, One School District" plan, including a letter to parents and questions for the community.
www.edweek.org /ew/articles/2005/08/31/01omaha.h25.html   (868 words)

 Omaha Book - Education Page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Omaha's public school system is unusual for cities its size in turning out students who are consistently among the top in Standardized Achievement Tests and National Merit Scholars.
ACT scores in this school district just west of Omaha in the Elkhorn area are 22.1, above the state and national averages, and 87 percent of the students take the ACT test.
Serving nearly 3,200 students with six elementary schools, a middle school and a high school, Ralston School District's student-teacher ratio is 20:1 for elementary and 16:1 for secondary schools.
www.omaha.org /3/0/book2.htm   (773 words)

 WOWT | "One District" Feud Escalates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Suburban Omaha school districts fighting a takeover plan by the Omaha Public Schools say they are done talking until the proposal is withdrawn.
Omaha Public Schools Superintendent John Mackiel was in a meeting and did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
The discussion over Omaha's plan comes at the same time that the district is suing the state, challenging the equity of the school aid formula.
www.wowt.com /news/headlines/1767822.html   (555 words)

 Law to Segregate Omaha Schools Divides Nebraska - New York Times
The debate here began when the Omaha district, which educates most of the state's minority students, moved last June to absorb a string of largely white schools that were within the Omaha city limits but were controlled by suburban or independent districts.
Omaha school authorities and business leaders marketed the expansion under the slogan, "One City, One School District." The plan, the district said, would create a more equitable tax base and foster integration through magnet programs to be set up in largely white schools on Omaha's western edge that would attract minority students.
The suburban systems that surround it range in size from the Millard Public School District, with about 20,000 students, 9 percent of whom are members of minorities, to the Bennington district, with 704 students, 4 percent of whom are members of minorities.
www.nytimes.com /2006/04/15/us/15omaha.html?ei=5090&en=613ee064f4b5fefa&ex=1302753600&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=print   (1154 words)

 2006 Excellence Award Winners | IAQ TfS Awards Program | IAQ TfS Program | Indoor Air Quality | Air | US EPA
Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE The Omaha Public Schools (OPS) launched a system-wide IAQ TfS program in 2005, with the assistance of the Omaha Asthma Alliance and the Douglas County Health Department.
Portland Public Schools, Portland, OR Portland Public Schools (PPS) began using elements of the IAQ TfS program in 1998 and fully implemented TfS after one of PPS’ middle schools was closed in 2002 due to radon and mold problems.
Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY The goals of the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) IAQ TfS program are to improve education and test scores, encourages teamwork and effective communication, and to reduce triggers for asthma and allergies.
www.epa.gov /iaq/schools/tfsawards2006.html   (2231 words)

 JournalStar.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
His new school was in a well-to-do neighborhood where he sometimes would see fl women walking up the steps to the large homes where they worked as maids.
And thousands of children would ride the bus to school each day, learning in parts of the city they had never before visited, around people they otherwise wouldn't have met, until the policy was reversed in 1999.
That year, Omaha voters passed a $254 million bond issue - the largest in Nebraska history - to renovate 24 schools, build three new ones and undo the busing policy, allowing students to go to schools in their own neighborhoods.
www.journalstar.com /articles/2004/05/15/local/10049597.txt   (1028 words)

 Omaha South High School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Omaha South High School is an Information Technology and Visual/Performing Arts Magnet for ninth through twelfth graders.
This newly renovated facility is one of the largest high school buildings in the state.
South High is the creator of the Omaha History Room, which compiles and houses numerous documents and memorabilia regarding Omaha.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Omaha_South_High_School   (235 words)

 Education Week: Nebraska Court Halts Omaha Breakup Plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
So the 719-student Bennington public schools, which is 96 percent white according to the Nebraska Department of Education, would have one vote, just like the 46,000-student Omaha school system, which is about 44 percent white, 31.5 percent fl, and 21 percent Latino—at least until the proposed breakup.
For a measure to be passed by the learning community’s governing board, however, the law stipulates that votes must represent at least one-third of the public school enrollment in the 11-district community, which comprises the districts in Douglas and Sarpy counties.
Omaha school officials think the law is unconstitutional, but agree that Omaha’s metro-area educational leaders need to get together—though without the legislature forcing them to do so.
www.edweek.org /ew/articles/2006/09/27/05omaha.h26.html   (995 words)

 Online NewsHour: Report | Race Divides Omaha Schools | May 31, 2006 | PBS
SPENCER MICHELS: The city, and especially its school district, is in an uproar over an amendment he wrote to a state education bill that, critics charge, would re-segregate the Omaha schools.
The new law is making Omaha, here on the banks of the Missouri River, live up to its old Indian name, which means "against the current." Opponents charge that LB 1024 flies in the face of more than 50 years of efforts to desegregate the nation's schools.
SPENCER MICHELS: A neighborhood school, 90 percent of Belvedere's students qualify for free or reduced lunch at a school that is 80 percent fl.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/education/jan-june06/omaha_05-31.html   (1851 words)

 One City, One School District   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
On July 11, 2005, the Bellevue Public Schools joined with the City of Bellevue to reaffirm and pass a resolution to address the school boundary problems in the Bellevue/Offutt Community.
In the 1980s, Bellevue Public Schools was successful in passing legislation that allowed decisions about school districts to be made at the time of replatting.
The Papillion/LaVista Public Schools serves students in the cities of Papillion, LaVista, and a portion of Bellevue–a narrow strip of land along Highway 370 from 60th Street to 30th Street.
www.bellevuepublicschools.org /onecity_main.html   (417 words)

Omaha is strategically located in the heartland of the country.
Omaha is also called the most child-friendly city in the country.
The area is home to 16 full-service hospitals, two prestigious medical schools, two pharmacy schools, five nursing schools and world-class physicians overseeing it all.
www.bestjobsusa.com /sections/CAN-cityoutline/CNomaha.asp   (689 words)

 OSERS (Omaha School Employees Retirement System) - Handbook
This brochure was prepared to inform all Omaha Public Schools' employees of the provisions of the Omaha School Employees' Retirement System (OSERS) for retirements on or after May 1, 2001.
At the time one becomes a member of the Omaha School Employees' Retirement System, a beneficiary card must be completed designating to whom retirement system benefits are to be paid at the death of the member.
A member of the Omaha School Employees' Retirement System who interrupts his/her career with the Omaha Public Schools for military service and is eligible for reemployment pursuant to 30 U.S.C. Chapter 43, as amended, is eligible for Retirement System "buy-in" of up to 5 years of that military service.
www.osers.org /forms_handbook_online.html   (4725 words)

 Omaha gets hard lesson on race, school integration | Chicago Tribune   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Question: Despite decades of concerted efforts to integrate them, the public schools in Omaha, like those in many urban centers, have ended up starkly segregated along racial lines, the result of changing urban demographics and the exodus of many white families to outlying suburbs.
But because housing in the city tends to be divided along racial and economic lines, many neighborhood schools have ended up with dramatic racial imbalances: in 19 of the city's 60 elementary schools, for example, more than 80 percent of the children are minorities, according to Omaha Public Schools data.
His argument was the opposite of Mackiel's: Given that efforts to integrate Omaha's schools have failed, Chambers said, it would be better to acknowledge that fact and let parents of color directly control the schools their children attend.
www.chicagotribune.com /business/content/education/chi-0610080329oct08,0,724378.story?coll=chi-education-hed   (1059 words)

 WebFOCUS Makes the Grade at Omaha Public Schools
Organization Omaha Public Schools in Omaha, Nebraska, where more than 6,000 teachers and staff are devoted to the educational needs of 46,000 students at 87 schools.
The most innovative schools are automating the process of administering, recording, and sharing standardized test results so teachers and students don't have to wait for information that can help each student succeed.
Omaha Public Schools (OPS) in Omaha, Nebraska, is a prime example.
www.informationbuilders.com /applications/omaha_ps.html   (1263 words)

 Omaha Schools Split Along Race Lines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Supporters, including the bill's sponsor and the Legislature's lone fl senator, said the plan would give minorities control over their own school board and ensure that their children are not shortchanged in favor of white youngsters.
He argued that the district is already segregated, because it no longer buses students and instead requires them to attend their neighborhood school.
The 45,000-student Omaha school system is 46 percent white, 31 percent fl, 20 percent Hispanic, and 3 percent Asian or American Indian.
www.daytondailynews.com /news/content/shared-gen/ap/National/Omaha_Schools.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=1&cxcat=0   (492 words)

 Sioux City Journal: Legislature votes to divide Omaha Public Schools into three   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
An opponent of the change, Omaha Sen. Pat Bourne, succeeded in having the bill amended to say that if any single part of it is struck down by a court, all of it is thrown out.
Omaha Public Schools is one of the most racially diverse district in the state, serving 46 percent white students, 31 percent fl, 20 percent Hispanic, and 3 percent Asian or American Indian.
The Legislature is trying to reach a resolution of a dispute that came to a head last summer when OPS released its "one city, one school district" proposal calling for the takeover of 21 Millard schools, about half of that district, and four schools from the Ralston district.
www.siouxcityjournal.com /articles/2006/04/07/news/education/bb53a4fbabcf706886257149001318f4.txt   (743 words)

 Omaha Public Schools - Omaha Nebraska Schools: Omaha Street School
He realized when students dropped out or are expelled from public schools, they have little chance of removing themselves from their old lifestyles which often include drug and alcohol abuse, criminal and gang involvement, teen pregnancy, and truancy.
Faculty and staff at the Omaha Street School are dedicated educators and professionals who work individually and as a team to impart education to every student, regardless of their history or family circumstances.
The Omaha Street School has expanded the services provided to students by partnering with agencies that work with the same population of at-risk students and companies and other organizations that are interested in the overall development of this population.
www.omahastreetschool.org /aboutus.aspx   (563 words)

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