Nebraskai/nəˈbræskə/ is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln. Its largest city is Omaha, which is on the Missouri River. The state is crossed by many historic trails and was explored by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The California Gold Rush brought the first large numbers of non-indigenous settlers to the area. Nebraska was admitted as the 37th state of the United States in 1867. The climate has wide variations between winter and summer temperatures, and violent thunderstorms and tornadoes are common. The state is characterized by treeless prairie, which is ideal for cattle-grazing. It is a major producer of beef, as well as pork, corn, and soybeans. The largest ancestry group claimed by Nebraskans is German American. The state also has the largest per capita population of Czech Americans among U.S. states.
Nebraska's name is derived from transliteration of the archaic Otoe words Ñí Brásge, pronounced [ɲĩbɾasꜜkɛ] (contemporary Otoe Ñí Bráhge), or the OmahaNí Btháska, pronounced [nĩbɫᶞasꜜka], meaning "flat water", after the Platte River that flows through the state.
Sparsely-recorded on a cassette-tape Portastudio, the tracks on Nebraska were originally intended as demos of songs to be recorded with the E Street Band. However, Springsteen ultimately decided to release the demos himself. Nebraska remains one of the most highly regarded albums in his catalogue. The songs on Nebraska both deal with ordinary, blue collar characters who face a challenge or a turning point in their lives, but also outsiders, criminals and mass murderers, who have little hope for the future - or no future at all, as in the title track, where the main character is sentenced to death in the electric chair. Unlike his previous albums, very little salvation and grace is present within the songs. The album's uncompromising sound and mood, combined with its dark lyrical content has been described by a music critic as "one of the most challenging albums ever released by a major star on a major record label."
Ries, a Norfolk alum, worked within the district for 19 years as a teacher, coach and administrator. His long list of accomplishments include serving on the Nebraska Coaches AssociationBoard for a ... "The life of a teacher, coach and administrator can be challenging to balance.
Joseph native, began her teaching career in Nebraska where she and her husband, Ron, lived while he attended the University of Nebraska to study architecture ... In 1969, she was named Papillion Nebraska’s Teacher of the Year and the following year was runner up for Nebraska Teacher of the Year.
That person is one of the most important figures in Nebraska's history ... A statue of Ponca Chief Standing Bear of Nebraska, after its unveiling in Statuary Hall of the U.S ... Proposed changes could lead to end of librarians in Nebraska schools, advocates say ... President of Lincoln's teachers union hopes to use counseling experience in new role.
As a school counselor for nearly four decades, Deb Rasmussen has learned an especially useful skill while working with teachers and students ... The former school counselor has been involved in LEA since 1993 after moving to Nebraska from southern California — she helped start a union for teachers there — and has served as LEA's vice president.
I myself can never forget going to nursery school each morning in Omaha, Nebraska. I had to suffer a teacher—a fiftyish white woman—who smacked me on my face and shook my body almost on a daily basis ... I didn’t want to cry, because it would make this teacher very angry ... She pointed out to me that it was my old nursery school teacher’s house.
Along with mentoring young teachers, she will also miss the students ... the teachers, the families, the children ... A fourth-grade teacher through and through, Gundvaldson said she will miss sharing Nebraska history with her students ... Gundvaldson fondly remembers when she was named Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom 2017 Teachers of the Year.
A fourth-grade teacher from the small town of Elwood, Nebraska, had coaxed him into visiting her classroom (an enticing gooseberry pie was involved) ... "On my long drive home, I vowed that I would write a book on the natural history of Nebraska that might be of value to teachers, students and the general public," Johnsgard recalled ... Nebraska football.
Omaha Public Schools teachers are exhausted after teaching through the pandemic and needed more incentive to teach through two months of summer school, according to the union representing the district's teachers ... "They've gone above and beyond what anyone has done in the past," Miller said of teachers this year ... Art teacher at Burke High School.