LPS In The News

Amazing things happen every day in Lincoln Public Schools – so amazing, in fact, that we are often featured in local and national news coverage. This page highlights recent news media coverage featuring Lincoln Public Schools students, teachers and staff.

Lincoln Northeast High Schools students start community garden
“I like how people are all working together and like everyone is getting together and helping.  It’s like helping our community too,” said 9th grader Vinus Sarwari.
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Lincoln Northeast students create unity through garden beds
To the east of Lincoln Northeast High School are four garden beds. The goal is to provide a sense of unity for students from other countries and help an area of Lincoln that’s considered a food desert.
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Teacher Appreciation Week: LPS teachers honored with award
10/11 NOW met with two educators who go above and beyond to make an impact on their students lives.
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Watch now: Leading a school district like Sioux City (and soon Lincoln) is drummer Paul Gausman’s real jam | Education | journalstar.com
He might have wanted to be the drummer for Journey when he was younger, but soon-to-be LPS Superintendent Paul Gausman discovered that education was his real calling.
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LPS and NU Law School put Goldilocks on trial to teach about justice system
Fifth grade students at Morley Elementary School greeted students from the University of Nebraska College of Law this week for a mock trial of Goldlilocks.
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Career Academy welder blazing her own path — and setting records in the process | Education | journalstar.com
Leilani Bell may be the only girl in her welding class at The Career Academy, but that hasn’t stopped her from being one of the best students instructor Mike Yueill
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Lincoln High School marks 150 years
What’s believed to be the oldest school in the state to consistently have the same name, is marking a big milestone on Sunday, April 3.
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Lincoln High School celebrates 150th anniversary
A big happy birthday is in order for Lincoln High School, it turned 150 years old Sunday!
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Lincoln Public Schools teaches students how to tell fact from fiction online
“We need to give students tools for today’s media environment, which, again, is looking at multiple sources, looking for those pieces of author credibility and really just equipping them for the environment that they are living in.”
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LPS students register to vote and help others do the same
With the Nebraska primary right around the corner, Lincoln high schools partnered with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Election Commission and the League of Women Voters to help students and staff register to vote.
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Bryan Focus Program
The new Bryan College of Health Sciences Focus program celebrated the first round of students to be enrolled in the program opening this fall.
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Watch now: LPS study on media literacy garners national attention | Education | journalstar.com
LPS partnered with Stanford University on a study that looked at how students spot misinformation online. The findings are making national headlines.
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How to Tell News Fact from Fiction, Even During a War – WSJ
People have been sharing information about the war in Ukraine on social media without verifying it. News-literacy tactics taught in school can benefit many of us
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From school cuisine to suspension rates, Lincoln seventh grader an advocate for change | Education | journalstar.com
Daniel Yoo moved to Nebraska from South Korea in 2018 and eventually got involved in Scott Middle School’s equity club and the LPS Scholar Equity Cadre.
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Through music and Dungeons and Dragons, Lincoln High teacher helped student find a place to belong | Education | journalstar.com
Meet this year’s Thank You Teacher award winners who made a difference in their students’ lives.
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Educators honored at ‘Thank You Teacher’ ceremony
Five educators were selected from more than 500 written nominations to be honored as part of the annual Lincoln Public Schools Thank You Teacher celebration.
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‘Thank You Teacher’ award ceremony recognizes impacts of teachers on student’s lives
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Lincoln teachers awarded in “Thank You Teacher” contest
Five of Lincoln’s teachers were selected from more than 400 nominations.
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Learning doesn’t stop in juvenile detention. Here are the teachers behind LPS’ Pathfinder program | Education | journalstar.com
Dirk Baker and David Beatty are two of the teachers who help lead lessons for the 14- to 18-year-olds who shuffle in and out of the Lancaster County Youth Services
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Voices of change: Southwest junior with a knack for speaking blossoms into MLK youth rally leader | Education | journalstar.com
Daniel Turner, a former Belmont Elementary School TRACKS scholar, has been involved in the rally for years and has served as a role model and friend for other students involved
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Watch Now: Lincoln High students share time capsule in paper and ink with literary magazine | Education | journalstar.com
Lincoln High School’s student literary magazine Scribe has captured unique moments in history, from the Great Depression to the Vietnam War — and now a pandemic.
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LPS bilingual liaisons help immigrant, refugee families transition
The need has grown over the years, and Wednesday’s LPS “Learning Lunch” highlighted the people who are there for immigrant and refugee families every step of the way.
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Lincoln Public Schools use day off for much needed plan time
Lincoln Public School students are enjoying the first of their three unscheduled three-day weekends, but it’s not a day off for teachers. Jorge Vera Chavez, a Spanish teacher at Park Middle School, spent his day grading tests.
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Lincoln Public Schools addresses food insecurity by handing out meals to students
LPS said it want to address food insecurity that many students may face.
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LPS holds student-teacher bootcamp to recruit new teachers
As most teachers deal with the effects of the pandemic, student-teachers said they are motivated to take on the job.
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Bay High helps LPS juniors and seniors learn creative skills
This fall, juniors and seniors from Lincoln Public Schools will gain hands-on experience in media and technology, in a one-of-a-kind classroom experience.
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LPS hosts cooking competition for high schoolers
Students were given the chance to sharpen their cooking skills and also received feedback from chefs in the industry.
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LPS hopes to ‘keep up with the times’ with renovations at existing high schools | Education | journalstar.com
Enhancements projects at the district’s six existing high schools will upgrade instructional space for art, family and consumer science and career and technical education classes.
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Bubba’s Closet collecting winter coats for students
For more than 20 years, Bubba’s Closet has provided thousands of coats to Lincoln Public Schools students, and this year they’re once again asking for the community’s help to keep every kid warm this winter.
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Standing Bear High School breaks ground with descendants in attendance
It was an emotional scene at times, as members of both the Ponca Tribe and direct descendants of Chief Standing Bear were there to witness the groundbreaking of the new high school.
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LPS expands college-readiness program that saw early success at Northeast to more schools | Education | journalstar.com
Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID, a nationwide college readiness program piloted at Lincoln Northeast last year, was expanded to Mickle, Dawes and Culler middle schools and Lincoln High in
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Exercise looks at how LPS would react in event of disaster; and high school bowlers have alternative | Education | journalstar.com
Pound Middle School seventh graders took part in a reunification drill last week to practice how LPS would safely transport students and reunify them with their parents in the case
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The ’21st-century librarian’ at Lincoln Southeast and a family’s story of hope | Education | journalstar.com
After her husband was diagnosed with a serious autoimmune disease, Sara Friest became a school librarian to help support her family. Now she’s being recognized for her innovative work.
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Standing Bear’s love for education will live on at new Lincoln high school, descendants say | Education | journalstar.com
“It’s just amazing,” said Levi Wright, a fourth-generation descendant of Chief Standing Bear. “To be here and for this honor — a school — is awesome.”
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‘A win-win’ — In age of workforce shortages, student teachers get leg up in landing job at LPS | Education | journalstar.com
More than 50 LPS student teachers took part in a symposium that gives prospective candidates help in landing a position. “We get to pull the curtain back a little and
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Teaching about tragedy: How a pair of Lincoln teachers became nationally recognized for their lessons on 9/11 | Education | journalstar.com
Cody Thatcher and Mike Hix, who teach seventh grade world history at Schoo, drafted their own lesson plan on 9/11 years ago, complete with firsthand accounts, videos, worksheets and their
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Lincoln’s Lux Middle School named national Blue Ribbon school | Education | journalstar.com
It was one of five schools to earn the Blue Ribbon honor in Nebraska.
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Sheldon Museum’s outdoor tours give students a chance to get out of the classroom | Education | journalstar.com
LPS suspended indoor field trips for September, but that doesn’t mean students can’t enjoy the great outdoors — and some cool art, too.
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Falcons by a feather: Lincoln Northwest’s purple-and-gray mascot unveiled | Education | journalstar.com
“This is the moment that I’ve been waiting for” said Cedric Cooper, Lincoln Northwest’s principal. “We’re really excited now that we have our identity.”
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Teaching 9/11 in Lincoln classrooms 20 years later
Saturday marks 20 years since the deadly attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It’s something many at-home remember vividly but every student currently in a Lincoln Public Schools classroom was born after 2001.
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Members of the Community Legal Education Project teach lesson on Constitution to eighth-grade students
In recognition of Constitution Day on Friday, University of Nebraska College of Law students, who are members of the Community Legal Education Project, taught a short lesson on the Constitution to eighth-grade students in Lincoln Public Schools.
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Golden Apple: Determined to be a teacher despite being blind
Chase Crispin was born blind, but that didn’t stop him from getting a position as music teacher for Lincoln Public Schools.
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Bubba’s Closet collecting winter coats for students
For more than 20 years, Bubba’s Closet has provided thousands of coats to Lincoln Public Schools students, and this year they’re once again asking for the community’s help to keep every kid warm this winter.
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LPS sees increase in student enrollment
Nearly 42,000 Lincoln kids attend Lincoln Public Schools each day. A number that’s slightly up from last year after an unprecedented drop.
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10/11 NOW looks inside new remote learning program in Lincoln Public Schools
This year the Lincoln Public Schools district opened a new school. One that didn’t require bidding on land or construction timelines. It’s their temporary remote learning school, with about 350 kindergarten through eighth graders learning over Zoom, with 47 remote staff members.
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Meet LPS’ newest teachers: District music teacher Steve Engel | Education | journalstar.com
“Lincoln has an outstanding program that’s nationally recognized.”
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Meet LPS’ newest teachers: Bryan Community Focus Program’s Emily Schmidt | Education | journalstar.com
“I just really fell in love with having relationships with students and getting to know them as people.”
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Meet LPS’ newest teachers: Kloefkorn Elementary’s Kelly Hartman | Education | journalstar.com
“I wanted to be a teacher so I could help out all kids, because all children are worthy of success and to find the ones that need the extra support
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Meet LPS’ newest teachers: Arnold Elementary’s Katrina Barnes | Education | journalstar.com
“We have to be more adaptive and ready for change, and be able to accommodate for our students that got pushed back because of the coronavirus and being on Zoom.”
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At Campbell Elementary, soon-to-be kindergarteners are planting the seeds of success | Education | journalstar.com
Through United Way’s Jump Start to Kindergarten program, Daniel and other volunteers have helped students get prepared for the year ahead that, for soon-to-be kindergarteners, can be filled with daunting
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Meet LPS’ newest teachers: McPhee Elementary’s Abeer Al Doori | Education | journalstar.com
“To be honest, teaching wasn’t my first choice, but when I got into that career, what I liked is the impact you can do to the students. I think I
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Meet LPS’ newest teachers: Scott Middle School’s Chase Crispin | Education | journalstar.com
“I thought about (going into teaching) and I’d always done some music lessons and even helped my peers when I was in music classes in middle school, high school.”
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First-time teacher now teaching at Lincoln elementary school she once attended
Katrina Barnes will start her first year teaching at Arnold – the same school she once attended.
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Lincoln Public Schools offering free breakfast and lunch to every student
The Seamless Summer Option program has been extended through the current school year, and offers every student K-12 a free breakfast and lunch.
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New teachers step into classroom for the first time | KHGI
It’s a first day of school that most of us won’t experience, this Friday Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) is introducing its newest teachers to their classrooms for the first time as they set the stage for the upcoming school year. We were all probably a little nervous on our first day of school; new classrooms, new classmates and a whole year ahead of you can be nerve-racking, but that goes just as much for teachers as it does students.
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Mcphee Elementary fourth grade teacher embraces teaching change
One teacher in Lincoln has some impressive experience educating, but she’s brand new to the school district and her grade level.
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