Deb Walters

Dr. John Mackiel served the Omaha Public School District for 40 years, first as a reading and English teacher at Burke High School and for the last 15 years as superintendent, overseeing $254 million in school improvements, legal challeng... more

Aug 7, 2012 10:37 PM News

Half of the non-partisan Omaha Public School Board’s twelve seats are up for election this year. Of the six expiring terms, two subdistricts have uncontested candidates and three subdistricts have two candidates, leaving only one subdistr... more

May 9, 2012 3:29 AM News

Q: What is your background in education? A: I am the parent of 7 children who attended Omaha Public Schools. They are grown now. Q: How did you get involved in school board? A: I initially began by completing the unexpired term of Ann... more

Mar 15, 2012 12:32 AM News

“We’re just a bit befuddled by Omaha Public Schools (OPS) report card system,” advised Richard and Beverly Payne. “We just don’t know much about it at all. Numbers replaced letters. We’ve tried to read up on it. We finally just accepted i... more

Mar 14, 2012 11:01 PM News

Q: What is your background in education? A: I taught school in Omaha Public Schools  (OPS) for 26 years and was an administrator in OPS for eight years. Q: How did you get involved in school board? A: I replaced a member who had serve... more

Mar 14, 2012 10:58 PM News

The economic forecast for the Midwest, and Nebraska in particular, is sunny with a chance of profits. For many metro area teachers, this means more choices for a second job. For others it may provide an impetus to exit education altogethe... more

Feb 27, 2012 11:34 PM News

Four years was a long time to work on a film. Ninive Calegari, author of best selling Teachers Have It Easy and producer of the resultant movie, “American Teacher” explains,  “We were able to start filming right away. But the main reason ... more

Feb 15, 2012 2:37 AM Art

Power comes with responsibility, believes Dr. John Janovy, Jr., Professor Emeritus, Biological Sciences at University of Nebraska Lincoln. "An ability to clearly articulate an understanding of basic evolutionary biology equivalent to th... more

Feb 7, 2012 1:11 AM Art

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