The Beckmans

February 2, 2017 · Posted In: Family Guide, Parenting

Sadie Beckman—at 2 years old—likes to pick up pretty rocks and cup them in her tiny hands. Then she clicks them together. These are special rocks that her grandmother, Linda Beckman, brought back from past […]

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 […]

Fleece-Lined Freedom

December 1, 2016 · Posted In: DIY Project, Family, Family Guide

This time last year (December) I was pregnant, which was such a foreign feeling. The thought of spending the holidays with a little one was something I could barely wrap my mind around. Now, I […]

Elizabeth Byrnes

November 20, 2016 · Posted In: Family, Family Guide, Teen Voices

“Students come up to me in the halls and ask when the pantry is going to stock toothbrushes…Toothbrushes…What they’re coming in for, it’s not just food they need, but basic items to survive and help […]

At the Heart of St. Matthew

November 15, 2016 · Posted In: Education, Family, Family Guide

“When I see a student no longer having to struggle to read or do a math problem—that is why I teach. They take so much pride in them-selves when they become independent in their thinking.” […]

Twenty Minute Taquitos

November 8, 2016 · Posted In: Family, Family Guide, Recipes

This recipe is great for a quick and easy dinner for the kids. Each taquito can also be cut into fourths as an appetizer for those last-minute holiday parties, and the chicken mixture can be […]

Nurturing Young Artists in North Omaha

August 26, 2016 · Posted In: Education, Family, Family Guide, Publications

Within one year of establishing The Union of Contemporary Art in 2011, its founder and executive director, Brigitte McQueen Shew, noticed neighborhood kids arriving unexpectedly at the arts facility on North 24th Street. The Union […]

Tharein Potuhera

Posted In: Family, Family Guide, Publications, Teen Voices

Jacopever. The exotic fish with bulging eyes and reddish color sank Tharein Potuhera’s hopes at the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee. But the 14-year-old Potuhera did not let the obscure misspelling dissuade his academic and […]

After Cancer and High School

Posted In: Family, Family Guide, Publications, Young Hero

A small sigh of hopelessness escaped Ema Johanning’s lips as she looked up at the daunting steps of Bellevue West High School. Pain radiated down her left leg. It felt like someone had driven a […]

Andrew Easton

Posted In: Education, Family, Family Guide, Publications

Andrew Easton taught students how to create projects from wood. His son, Andrew W. Easton, taught students how to properly create a balance sheet and how to use their left pinkie fingers to type the […]


 
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