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
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
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
‘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
Public Education
Nebraska teacher of the year complains about state board VP’s criticism

Kirk Penner, Nebraska’s vice president of the state board of education, has been criticizing Nebraska’s 2023 Teacher of the Year, Renee Jones, for her pro-drag show and LGBT activism… Read More

March 31, 2023
Public Education
Nebraska school district officials admit to “rebranding CRT” in order to deceive parents

An undercover recording reveals school administrators, superintendents and teachers in Nebraska gleefully describing their favorite methods for teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT) despite the subject being banned. Read More

March 29, 2023
Five-year-old boy testifies against drag queen bill wearing sparkly dress and crown

Testimony against a Nebraska bill to prohibit children from attending drag shows was heard last week from fully outfitted drag queens, including a 5-year-old boy. Asa Ross and his… Read More

March 28, 2023
Lawmaker seeks to enshrine abortion in Nebraska’s constitution

Omaha Sen. Megan Hunt has introduced two amendments to the Nebraska constitution seeking to make “reproductive freedom” an inherent and inalienable right. LR18CA would enshrine the… Read More

March 21, 2023
Nebraska school choice bill advances with help from both parties

School choice in Nebraska cleared a major hurdle this week when Democrats teamed up with Republicans to advance LB 753 in a 31-12 vote in the state Legislature. Read More

March 10, 2023
Public Education
Nearly a dozen Nebraska high schools pranked with active shooter calls in one day

Several high schools in Nebraska initiated lockdowns Thursday in response to “active shooter” calls received by the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP). Schools in Omaha, Fremont, Hastings, Columbus, Gering,… Read More

March 6, 2023
Bellevue, Nebraska abortion ban petition nears goal

A petition to make Bellevue, Nebraska, a sanctuary city for the unborn has received “well over 7,000 signatures,” says organizer Mark Lee Dickson. State statute requires a petition… Read More

March 2, 2023
Nebraska bills seek to give families more educational options

Nebraska students whose open enrollment application is denied would get another option under a new bill, which is one of many school choice measures under consideration in the state… Read More

March 1, 2023
‘Not moving backwards’: More red states join push to bar men from competing in women’s sports

(Daily Caller) – Several red states are joining the push to bar men from competing on the same sports team as women in both K-12 school districts and college athletics. Read More

February 28, 2023
Culture, Legislation
Nebraska state senator attempts to torpedo school choice bill, alleging discrimination

A Nebraska State Senator has proposed a bill she claims will prevent discrimination in Nebraska schools, but critics suspect her real target is school choice. Sen. Megan Hunt,… Read More

February 24, 2023
Culture, Public Education
School 4 days a week: Is a schoolchild’s dream a parent’s thorny nightmare?

Some Nebraska schools are moving to a four-day school week, following the lead of at least six other school districts in the state. Amid a challenging hiring and… Read More

February 23, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Nebraska bill addresses teacher shortage by recruiting veterans

The Nebraska Legislature is considering a bill that would address the state’s teacher shortage by fast-tracking temporary teaching licenses for military veterans. LB 188, sponsored by… Read More

February 22, 2023
Public Education
Defiance, physical aggression and disruption beset Nebraska elementary schools

Nebraska’s elementary students are increasingly struggling with defiance, physical aggression and disruption, according to an Omaha World Herald review of school districts’ behavioral data. Read More

February 21, 2023
Nebraska legislators hear testimony on a bill to ban cross-sex treatments for those under 19

A Nebraska bill considered Wednesday would put an age restriction on cross-sex medical treatment, such as puberty blockers, hormone treatment and certain surgical procedures. LB 574, introduced by… Read More

February 10, 2023
Nebraska school choice proposal gets hearing, support of governor

A school choice bill in Nebraska is back up for consideration, this time with support from the governor. “We can’t let one kid fall through the cracks and… Read More

February 8, 2023