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World-Herald editorial: Career ed focus works

Feb 6, 2015 • Omaha World-Herald
The Omaha Public Schools board is reviewing the proposal to transform Benson into a place where students would receive job training, earn college credit and take classes tailored to career tracks in business and entrepreneurship, health professions or ... More

Career ed focus works

Feb 8, 2015 • Grand Island Independent
President Barack Obama and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts may not agree ... A group of local stakeholders, who set out to re-imagine the future of Omaha's Benson High School, have detailed a plan to re-invent the school as a full-fledged career academy. More

Kuenning, Gwendolyn L.

Feb 21, 2015 • Lincoln Journal Star
Gwendolyn Kuenning, 90, of Lincoln, passed away February 20, 2015. Born September 15, 1924, in Winner, S.D. to Claude and Josephine Gossard. Graduated from Omaha Benson High School. Married John Kuenning, March 7, 1946. Member of St. Paul ... More

Patched with a Purpose

Feb 6, 2015 • The Creightonian
A majority of these students came from camps along the Thai-Burma border and now attend Benson High School in Omaha. These students are also ... John Sorensen, project director, started TQC workshops in Grand Island, Nebraska. Additional locations ... More

Bold plan would reinvent struggling Benson High with a curriculum built for ...

Jan 22, 2015 • Omaha World-Herald
Freshman Antonio Pinkney works on making a spider in teacher Paul Hinrichs computer graphics class at Benson High School. ... A new task force report details a bold plan to reinvent Benson High — the Omaha Public Schools' smallest high school — by ... More

2 Benson High students arrested for bringing loaded gun to school

Dec 6, 2013 • Omaha World-Herald
Two Omaha Benson High School students were arrested Thursday after bringing a loaded gun to the campus, school officials said. Principal Anita Harkins-Baldwin alerted parents about the incident through a letter, assuring them no one was hurt and no ... More

Omaha Benson High's JROTC cadets in France to take part in D-Day parade

Jun 5, 2014 • Omaha World-Herald
After a year of fundraising, studying military history and speaking with veterans, members of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps at Omaha Benson High School are in France to participate in Friday's D-Day Memorial Parade. The 25 cadets were ... More

Benson Junior ROTC to honor troops in Normandy

Jun 2, 2014 • KETV Omaha
"We have the names of four Nebraskans that are buried at Omaha Beach, and we're taking those names with us and bringing a Nebraska flag with us and placing it at their gravesites to let them know they are not forgotten," said Lt. Col. (Ret) Michael ... More

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