Inside The Classroom

Inside the Classroom

Stories, Photos and Video that Highlight Teaching and Learning Inside Lincoln Public Schools

  • One hour at Dawes Middle School

    on December 20, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    One English class. One math class. One music class. One common thread of creativity, both in teaching and learning. One hour at Dawes Middle School.

  • Addition to reading program already showing results

    on December 2, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Lincoln Public Schools has implemented Heggerty Phonemic Awareness into its core reading program for first and second grade this year. Learn more about this innovative approach to reading instruction and see how it's already making a difference in classrooms across the city.

  • Students learn history of Rome, plan future of Lincoln

    on November 19, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Trevor Shalon?s seventh-grade world history students at Moore Middle School have been studying how cities in ancient Rome were structured and organized. To better understand the past, Shalon had them think about the future of Lincoln. Their assignment: to design a future use for a currently undeveloped plot of land near 93rd Street and Old Cheney Road.

  • One hour at Meadow Lane, a lifetime of lessons

    on November 6, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    A recent visit to Meadow Lane Middle Elementary School, located just east of 70th and Vine streets, offered a glimpse into how much can be accomplished in one hour within Lincoln Public Schools. There were engaging and thoughtful reading and math lessons that will lay the foundation for future success inside the classroom. There were lessons about trust and teamwork that will prepare students for a lifetime of success within school walls and beyond.

  • Irving art teacher honored as best in the state

    on October 11, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    For the second time in three years, a Lincoln Public Schools art teacher has been honored as the best in the state. Kacee Conley from Irving Middle School was recently named the 2019 Middle School Art Educator of the Year by the Nebraska Art Teachers Association. She received the award Sept. 27 at the organization's state conference in Nebraska City.

  • Tackling two-step word problems at Prescott

    on October 9, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Students in Kaylee Towe's second-grade class at Prescott Elementary School recently worked on two-step word problems as part of their latest math unit.

  • Hands-on science at Pound Middle School

    on September 30, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    On a recent Tuesday morning, you could feel the energy inside Anica Brown?s seventh-grade science classroom at Pound Middle School. And it wasn't just from the day's lesson that asked students to compare thermal energy to electrical energy. You could feel the students' energy, too, especially after they conducted experiments and discussed their findings in small groups. Brown then asked the full class for volunteers to share their observations.

  • Students close the book on a busy summer of learning

    on July 12, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Roughly 160 seniors from Lincoln Public Schools completed their graduation requirements by finishing six weeks of summer school on July 11. More than 1,700 LPS high school students attended summer classes throughout the city. The overwhelming majority of them used summer school as a way to earn additional credits outside the traditional school year. Course offerings included oral communications, geoscience, economics and government and politics.

  • Summer Tech Program builds on students' creativity, critical thinking skills

    on June 26, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    The Lincoln Public Schools Summer Technology Program, now in its 21st year, provides a fun, unique experience that builds on technology-based learning that students in grades four through nine are exposed to during the school year.

  • Teaching, learning continue during summer across LPS

    on June 12, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    The hallways at Belmont Elementary School are mostly quiet during the summer, but listen closely and you?ll hear a familiar sound coming from some of the classrooms: teaching and learning.

  • Stanford study is latest LPS effort to teach digital citizenship

    on June 6, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Lincoln Public Schools was one of only two school districts in the country to participate recently in a Stanford University research study that gathered classroom feedback about teaching effective online fact-checking skills.

  • Arts & Humanities seniors present capstone projects

    on May 14, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    The 13 graduating seniors from the Lincoln Public Schools Arts and Humanities Focus Program presented their capstone projects last week, the culmination of four years of creative growth and academic exploration.