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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OPS Presents New Portfolio of Academic Programs for Students

By JoAnna LeFlores-Ejike* Focused on engaging students, increasing graduation rates and connecting high school classes to life after graduation, Omaha Public Schools announced a new chapter of opportunities for students: The Omaha Public Schools College & Career Academies and Pathways. Beginning in Fall 2021, the program is the result of detailed evaluations, planning for future […]

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