Ed Proposals Good and Bad in the Unicam

Ed Proposals Good and Bad in the Unicam

Nebraska proposed legislative bills worth watching: LB 173: Giving “protected class” status to people based on their sexual behaviors and gender identity; this would quash the religious freedoms of the majority in workplaces such as schools to make the...
Juvenile Justice and the Impact on Education: Oy!

Juvenile Justice and the Impact on Education: Oy!

Two recent crimes by juveniles in the Omaha area have a lot of people worried: first, a group of teenagers carjacked a grandmother’s car in the Goodwill parking lot near 72nd and Ames, attacked her, sped off, crashed the car, crashed into several other vehicles,...
Don’t Hold Your Breath on Getting a Great New Supe in OPS

Don’t Hold Your Breath on Getting a Great New Supe in OPS

Wouldn’t it be something if the largest school district in the State of Nebraska would take a page from what is happening nationally, and allow an OUTSIDER, with diverse leadership experience and ideas and methods that are new to public education, to take the...
A Challenge for Teacher Educators

A Challenge for Teacher Educators

I was honored to be asked to judge a contest for high school students who wish to become teachers. They worked for weeks to produce a storybook suitable for 3- and 4-year-olds, and then presented the story as a read-aloud experience for the judges. The students were...
OPS Retirement Shortfall May Exceed Its Annual Spending

OPS Retirement Shortfall May Exceed Its Annual Spending

The kiddies got a snow day today and a good time was had by all. So here’s an idea of how to have a good time with the current retirement funding crisis in the state’s largest school district: let’s give everybody the year off next year in the Omaha...