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Beyond School Bells unveils mobile maker lab in Nebraska

Beyond School Bells, a collaboration of Nebraska Children, recently unveiled TMC Labs. TMC (Think, Make, Create) labs is a 6’x12′ trailer that houses hands-on, interactive learning resources in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and the arts. We delivered the TMC Labs

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Reading and math: Tips for making words and numbers exciting before kindergarten

Language and literacy development Words are thoughts. The more words your child hears in his first years, the better positioned he will be to understand more advanced concepts in school. This does NOT mean that you need to do word

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ELO Success in Omaha

Collective For Youth, an organization based in Omaha, is doing an outstanding job working with the Omaha Public School district to bring high-quality Expanded Learning Opportunities (afterschool and summer programming) to 29 schools. Students receive healthy meals, strategic individualized tutoring,

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ELOs put STEM learning front and center

In order for the Nebraska economy to grow and thrive, today’s students need to be prepared to develop the high-tech agriculture, software and advanced manufacturing skills that will attract businesses to the state and keep them here. And in the 8-3 school day, there is

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Gallup employee launches video series to promote Nebraska STEM

By Mary Kate Gulick Arranger. Woo. Communication. Maximizer. Activator. Those are Jim Collison’s top 5 Gallup Strengthsfinder attributes. And each one of is plain to see in Jim’s new YouTube video series, dedicated to promoting STEM in Nebraska. Jim has

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Nebraska students of all ages learn an “Hour of Code”

By Christine Rohe, Marketing Intern The skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce are very different than they were 20 years ago – or even 5 years ago. But the curriculum in schools have remained much the same. Computer skills,

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Statewide Coalition of Citywide ELO Systems kicks off

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, statewide leaders and advocates for Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs) met in Lincoln to kick off plans for the next year. ELOs refer to the high-quality after-school, before-school and summer learning opportunities that

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