Each year public schools in Nebraska are shaping our next generation of exceptional young citizens. Before, during, after-school and all the times in between, our teachers and administrators help to create our state’s greatest resources – educating them in the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic and preparing them for the future with programs in STEM, career readiness, arts education and many more.
But, when was the last time you heard a positive story about what’s happening in our public schools? That’s where we come in.
With more than 400 interviews with students, teachers, administrators and parents, thousands of hours of video footage, 70,000 images, and nearly 50 short films, we’ve traveled the state to find out what’s happening in our public schools. And, we sure do have stories to tell.
We are a passionate team of filmmakers seeking out and sharing these stories from our public schools. We create the short documentaries published right here and we air them on television as part of a series called The State of Education in Nebraska on NET2 World.
Our films have been recognized by the Webby Awards, nominated as an Official Selection for the PovertyCure International Short Film Festival and screened in the Film Streams Omaha Local Filmmakers Showcase. From the legislature to national conference halls to the classroom, our films serve as a resource to educate and to inspire action.
Whether you’re in North Platte or Norfolk, the sandhills or Lincoln, you have good reasons to support our public schools. Spend a little time on this site and you’re bound to be amazed and inspired. And, when you want to take action, we’ll provide plenty of ways for you to engage.
Stick around and see what we do. Then, do your part and share what you discover.
Nebraska Loves Public Schools is a project funded by the Sherwood Foundation.