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Metropolitan Omaha Educational Consortium
Teaming for Quality Education


Op-Ed Articles

Published Op-Ed articles relating to MOEC:

  1. Deterrence Measures Needed for Schools, authored by Stuart Stofferahn a doctoral candidate in the UNO Educational Leadership Department.  Since the Sandy Hook tragedy school safety has been a significant topic of discussion in Nebraska and the nation.  This Op-Ed article appeared in the Lincoln Star Journal on December 20, 2012.
  2. Schools Should Collaborate Not Compete, authored by Cindy Copich, graduate assistant and doctoral candidate, UNO Educational Leadership Department.  The Nebraska Performance Accountability System (NePAS) ranks Nebraska school districts based upon math, science, writing, and reading test results.  This Op-Ed article appeared in the Bellevue Leader on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.
  3. Education cuts, reforms may worsen schools' woes, authored by Dr. Richard Christie, MOEC Executive Director and assistant professor in the Educational Leadership Department. This Op-Ed article appeared in the Omaha World Herald on Saturday, March 7, 2011.
  4. Master's-level teachers merit respect, authored by Dr. Robert Mortenson, professor emeritus and former associate dean of the College of Education at UNO. This Op-Ed article references CADRE and appeared in the Omaha World Herald on Wednesday, January 5, 2011
  5. Charter Schools Are Not Needed, authored by Dr. Richard Christie, MOEC Executive Director and assistant professor in the Educational Leadership Department. This Op-Ed article appeared in the Omaha World Herald on Saturday, November 20, 2010.
  6. Student Literacy Gets Major Boost, authored by Dr. Charles Johanningsmeier and Dr. Sarah Edwards. Dr. Johanningsmeier is a professor in the UNO English Department and Dr. Edwards is assistant professor in the College of Education. Dr. Edwards is a member of the MOEC Curriculum and Instruction Task and worked with that task force to organize METLink. This Op-Ed article appeared in the Omaha World Herald on Wednesday, November 17, 2010.

Letters to the Editor

Published letters to the Editor relating to MOEC or Symposium on School Leadership:

  1. Public Schools Good Investment,authored by Cindy Copich, graduate assistant and doctoral candidate, UNO Educational Leadership Department.  This letter to the editor appeared in the Omaha World Herald on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
  2. Early Childhood Education Pays, authored by Jean Ubbelohde a doctoral candidate in the UNO Educational Leadership Department. The founding of the University of Nebraska Buffett Early Childhood Institute and the selection of Dr. Samuel Meisels the first executive director has generated renewed interest in early childhood education in the Omaha metropolitan area and throughout Nebraka.  This letter to the editor appeared in the World Herald on Sunday, May 5, 2013.
  3. Be Careful on District Rankings, authored by Dr. Richard Christie, MOEC Executive Director and assistant professor in the Educational Leadership Department. The Nebraska Performance Accountability System (NePAS) ranks Nebraska school districts based upon math, science, writing, and reading test results. This letter to the editor appeared in the Omaha Word Herald on Monday, November 19, 2012. The letter posted is the original version submitted to the Omaha World Herald with edits noted.
  4. Improve State Writing Test, authored by Krystal Hudecek, La Vista, NE. The state writing assessment has been given to all fourth-, eighth- and 11th-graders in Nebraska for the past 10 years. Teachers train students how to effectively write in a variety of genres and for a variety of audiences by using modeling and practice. This Letter to the Editor appeared in the Omaha World Herald on Wednesday, March 4, 2011