Nebraska Public School Advantage News

Nebraska Public School Advantage News

By Tyler Dahlgren NCSA Communications Specialist It was once merely a walkway in the Fremont Public Schools Administration Building, a large area of space used simply to get from one side of the big brick structure to the other. That was before Mary Robinson attended a convention for the visually impaired, boarded a plane and returned to Nebraska with an idea that, if she could get it to come to...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren NCSA Communications Specialist One by one, award-winning principals stepped on the podium at the Nebraska State Principal Conference in Kearney earlier this month. Each one had a speech planned out, as a ballroom full of proud peers looked on. Most became emotional in thanking their families, their administrations, and their peers. I was right in front of the stage, snapping...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren NCSA Communications Specialist Behind every single student at Huntington Elementary stands someone who cares. Caring comes easy this time of the year, as cheerful jingles ring through grocery store speakers and car radios. Spirits lift almost involuntarily in joyful anticipation of the merriest time of the year. For some, however, the holiday season beckons worry. Worry about...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren NCSA Communication Specialist The click-clack of hooves on the tile floor of Laurel-Concord-Coleridge’s library should have, in theory anyways, been a foreign sound. There should have been looks of confusion and noses scrunched up in puzzlement, because this certainly wasn’t something you see on an average school day. And yet as Pippin, a four-year-old Shetland pony, made his...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren NCSA Specialist When teachers take a job in Fullerton, a rural town with a population just north of 1,000 located about 40 miles northeast of Grand Island, they usually stay awhile. There's just something about the place. One of four Blue Ribbon Award winners from the state of Nebraska in 2016, and one of just 280 nationwide, Fullerton Elementary has academically thrived on the...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren NCSA Communications Specialist When teachers take a job in Fullerton, a rural town with a population just north of 1,000 located about 40 miles northeast of Grand Island, they usually stay awhile. There's just something about the place. One of four Blue Ribbon Award winners from the state of Nebraska in 2016, and one of just 280 nationwide, Fullerton Elementary has academically...Read More
Six weeks ago, I started this journey of storytelling at NPSA with an idea of the kind of content I hoped to produce and a vision for what the website would eventually look like. Thanks to a few incredible story subjects, NPSA’s partnership with Nebraska Loves Public Schools, and heavy interaction from our rapidly-growing contingent of readers, NPSA has gained a lot of traction in a short amount...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren NCSA Communications Specialist At Blair High School, a 20-minute highway cruise north of Omaha, agriculture students have a unique on-campus tool at their disposal in the form of a full-size greenhouse that, since last year, also houses an aquarium. Fourth-year teacher Jill Hensley, who graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a degree in Agricultural Education...Read More
By TYLER DAHLGREN NCSA Communications Specialist It is early afternoon on a rather balmy November Wednesday in North Omaha, the point in the school day where students start to let their concentration slip and the point in the school year where teachers begin to dream of a much-needed holiday break. At Wakonda Elementary, a school that has long faced an array of obstacles and a construed...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren Communications Specialist, NCSA Public schools throughout the state banded together on Friday to show their appreciation for those that have served in the United States military. Across Nebraska, students from kindergarten to junior high to the brink of graduation joined together to say thanks with special Veterans Day programs. In the gymnasium at Thayer Central High School,...Read More

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