Gov. Pete Ricketts criticized the revised proposed health-education standards from the Nebraska Department of Education for including the concept of gender identity.
"The revision is based on people's fears," an advocate said. "We know there are same-sex couples, LGBTQA+ people. … If you pretend those identities don't exist, you don't learn the reality about life as it is."
Aedan Strauss, then a 17-year-old Lincoln East student, was life-flighted to a hospital in Kearney on Dec. 7, 2019, after the fall during a performance at North Platte High School.
The Nebraska Department of Education has revised its proposed health-education standards, stripping out many of the sex-education references t…
The Nebraska Department of Education has revised its proposed health-education standards, stripping out many of the sex-education references that provoked a groundswell of opposition to its first draft.
Kyle Cooper of Wahoo says board president Rob Brigham displayed a lack of transparency and leadership when the board declined to discuss the standards at two recent meetings.
Matt Innis, who has been holding public meetings opposing both CRT and comprehensive sex education, said he's in favor of teaching accurate history, but the advocates of CRT are pushing an agenda.
State guidance on student quarantines is less stringent than what the CDC is recommending for next year.
Gov. Pete Ricketts found a receptive audience as he started a tour to rally opposition to proposed standards that, among other things, call for teaching children as young as 6 about gender identity.
Lawmakers called on their school boards to adopt a resolution opposing the draft curriculum, which has enkindled a firestorm of criticism for including lessons on gender identity and gender expression as early as first grade.
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“It’s hard to find another school district that has doubled its size and almost doubled its facilities with private donations. It’s almost unheard of. No one asks us if we are going to close anymore.”
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State Sen. Joni Albrecht's decision to delay her bill dismayed Julane Hill, a retired educator who testified in favor of it. Hill said the bill was on track to pass and should have been considered separately from the health education standards.
Seven students from Lincoln had perfect scores: Jack Amen of Lincoln High; Aidan Hand, Andrzej Korlacki, Joshua Lee and Kenneth Ou of Lincoln East; Clare Oldenburg of Pius X; and Jonathan Xing of Lincoln Christian.
The district board of education earlier this month approved nine resignations, many of which were solely because of the mandate, said Superintendent Todd Chessmore.
Nebraska currently has no state health standards. The controversial proposed standards, if approved after an impending revision, would only be recommended for adoption by local districts.