The Fight to Change Social Studies in Nebraska

New state standards center marginalized voices, but students say their education remains whitewashed. Every day in seventh grade social studies is the same for Ángeles Mora Dominguez. PowerPoint slides pass by as she jots down notes from a book that offers praise for Christopher Columbus and suggests some slaveholders were benevolent. For years, the 13-year-old […]

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Disparities Appear In Census Self Response, but Pandemic Allows More Time to Close Gaps

A map of Census self-response rates among census tracts in Douglas County. Map created by the U.S. Census Bureau. By Chris Bowling / The Reader Nearly two months since mailers went out, Nebraskans are filing their Census surveys with the best of them, ranking fourth in the nation in percentages of citizens who’ve already self responded. However, […]

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2020 Douglas County Candidate Profiles

Click to access the full 84-page Candidate Profiles 2020 Guide. The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha and Heartland Workers Center have compiled this statewide resource for Nebraska voters.  More info about voting:   Vote411.org   See Content Guide below. CONTENTS: U.S. Senate (p. 2) U.S. Nebraska House of Representatives District 2 (p. 8) Legislature District 05 (p. […]

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