School choice notches another victory in Nebraska, continues advancing nationwide

A new school choice bill was passed in Nebraska on Thursday, focusing on low-income families. After three rounds of debate, the state’s unicameral Legislature passed LB… Read More

April 19, 2024
‘If we care about kids, then get rid of the politics’: Nebraska school choice bill clears first hurdle

An education freedom bill advanced in the Nebraska Legislature this week, and its passage would make a November ballot question on the state’s current school choice law moot. Read More

April 11, 2024
Nebraska state senator dumps Democrats for GOP over pro-life, pro-family support

Nebraska state Sen. Mike McDonnell, Omaha, has left the Democrat Party and re-registered as a Republican. McDonnell, 58, said the move comes in response to Democrat Party efforts to deny… Read More

April 5, 2024
Educational freedom will be on the November ballot for Nebraska voters

Nebraska’s first-ever school choice program is being challenged by anti-choice activists who hope to repeal it, but Nebraska voters have a chance to retain the brand-new tax-credit-based initiative. The… Read More

March 5, 2024
Public Education
Nebraska high schooler tells school board required book is so inappropriate, even the teacher wouldn’t read one of its lines

An Omaha, Nebraska-area high school student told her school board that a required book was so “disgusting and horrendous,” even the teacher was “uncomfortable.” “I’m here to talk about the book… Read More

March 4, 2024
Public Education
Nebraska public school district discriminates against deaf students, DOJ report says

An investigation into a Nebraska school district by the Department of Justice found it was violating deaf and hard of hearing students’ rights. The investigation came after multiple parental complaints. … Read More

February 20, 2024
Former public-school teachers plant new homeschool chapter of national ag program FFA in Nebraska

A new chapter of a national agricultural program has unlocked more opportunities for Nebraskan homeschool students previously unable to join. From its launch in September 2022, the Nebraska Agriculture Academy… Read More

December 21, 2023
These states are gearing up for school choice in 2024

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – School choice is going to be a hot-button issue next year as several states are set to propose legislation expanding education options, while others are… Read More

November 27, 2023
Nebraska detransitioner sues medical providers for removing her breasts at 16

(The Daily Signal) – Detransitioner Luka Hein is suing the medical providers who surgically amputated her breasts at the age of 16 in 2018, “leaving… Read More

September 15, 2023
Nebraska superintendent admits allegations from his lawsuit against his former employer were false

A former Iowa superintendent has admitted some allegations he made in a lawsuit against his former school board were false. Paul Gausman was the superintendent of Iowa’s Sioux City Community… Read More

September 13, 2023
Christian Schools
Now is the time to build in education

(The Gospel Coalition) – For our cities and communities to flourish, Christians need to be builders. But I never expected to build a school. Here’s the story of how it… Read More

July 24, 2023
Public Education
‘She couldn’t read’: Black mother schools teachers’ union boss on why families need school choice

A Nebraska parent schooled a teachers’ union boss for opposing school choice in a video now circulating on Twitter. It happened as public school activists, such as Tim Royers, president… Read More

July 21, 2023
Poll claiming Nebraska voters oppose school choice used misleading questions, lawmaker says

A recent poll falsely claims a slight majority of Nebraskans oppose school choice, says the lawmaker who authored the related bill. According to the OpenSky Policy Institute, which is involved… Read More

July 17, 2023
Public Education
Keep Kids First warns Nebraskans not to sign petition opposing school choice law

A group of Nebraska leaders and elected officials is working to ensure Nebraskans keep the new school choice tax-credit program, warning residents not to sign a petition to put it… Read More

June 21, 2023
Public Schools: Busily answering questions no one is asking

The survey responses of roughly 2,000 parents and staff of Omaha Public Schools distressingly reveals a problem plaguing the nation: people really don’t understand the purpose of public schools. The… Read More

June 12, 2023
Nebraska school choice bill passes, heads to governor who has pledged to sign it

The Nebraska Legislature approved a tax-credit based school choice scholarship program on Wednesday in a measure Gov. Jim Pillen has already pledged to sign. Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, R-District 39,… Read More

May 25, 2023
Nebraska enacts bill protecting minors from gender transitions, unborn after 12 weeks

(The Daily Signal) – Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen, a Republican, signed a combination bill Monday protecting minors from gender transitions and protecting unborn babies after 12 weeks’ gestation. The… Read More

May 24, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Nebraska school district one of the state’s first to restrict sports participation to biological sex

A local school board in Nebraska approved a measure restricting athletic participation to the participant’s biological sex. The measure initially passed the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education… Read More

April 17, 2023
Nebraska advances school choice scholarship donation bill

A bill that would allow companies and individuals to donate a portion of owed state income taxes to a fund to cover scholarships for education expenses, including tuition, has… Read More

April 17, 2023
‘Sanctuary city for the unborn’ petition falls short in Bellevue, Nebraska

Despite organizers having turned in more than 7,000 signatures on a petition to outlaw abortion within the Bellevue city limits, the measure will not advance. That’s because 20%… Read More

April 6, 2023