From Quill to 
Keyboard

October 8, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family Guide

According to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, the word “cursive” comes from the Latin “currere,” meaning “to run.” The humble beginnings of this elegant script trace back to the use of the quill, which was easily broken […]

Saving For College

October 1, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family Guide

Breathe. College can be paid for, and help is available. When it comes to planning for college, “It’s definitely never too early,” says Joan Jurek, director of college planning for the Omaha office of EducationQuest, […]

A Return to
 the Classics

September 25, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family Guide

Keyboarding. Computer skills. Microsoft Office. These classes were required of elementary and middle school students 15-20 years ago. Now, there’s typing in elementary school? Those courses signify just how rapidly digital technology changes, and consequently, […]

Giving Kids 
a ‘Tech-Up’

September 22, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family Guide

It’s almost impossible these days to gain employment without some level of technical aptitude and proficiency. Being able to apply that technical knowledge on-the-job will continue to be required of future high school graduates and […]

The Goal 
Smasher

August 30, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family Guide

Jose Soria’s summer vacation was not about sleeping in late and hanging out aimlessly. To the contrary, Soria spent the long, hot days of June, July, and August taking summer classes—not because he had to—but […]

Reach for the Stars

May 25, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family Guide, Parenting

College has become increasingly expensive. A semester at the University of Nebraska at Omaha now costs more than $3,000, leaving many parents—and students—wondering how to increase their ROI on college expenditure. One of the best […]

Austen Hill

April 27, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family Guide

Austen Hill knows that camping is an exciting, even vital, part of kids’ summers. He does his part to make sure the Papio NRD camps stay exciting. “I like to do different activities that they […]

How Omaha Railroaded Council Bluffs

April 6, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Omaha Magazine, Places

Thirteen years before Nebraska achieved statehood in 1867, a group of Council Bluffs businessmen helped establish “Omaha City.” They didn’t view Omaha as a rival to Council Bluffs; rather, they saw Omaha as a prime […]

W. Dale Clark Library: A Reflection of Omaha

February 21, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Omaha Magazine, Places

Why  are  libraries  relevant? For Rem Koolhaas, international architect and designer of one of America’s premier libraries in Seattle, “in an age where information can be accessed anywhere, it is the simultaneity of all media […]

Laura Kirschenbaum

January 13, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family, Family Guide

Laura Kirshenbaum is a straight-A student, but it is not good grades that her mother talks about first when describing her daughter’s scholarly accomplishments. “It’s comments that teachers make. It’s wonderful hearing about how she […]


 
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