NET to Broadcast Legislative Hearing on Teaching Americanism

News Release Date: 
January 29, 2018

For Immediate Release

NET to Broadcast Legislative Hearing on Teaching Americanism

LINCOLN, Neb. (Jan. 29, 2018) – NET is providing live coverage as the Nebraska Legislature’s Education Committee hears testimony on a bill that would update state laws regarding the teaching of Americanism and civics. Coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. CT, on Monday, Feb. 5, on NET World. The hearing will also be streamed live at netNebraska.org.

Introduced by State Sen. Lydia Brasch (District 16, Bancroft), LB 1069 includes provisions that would require eighth and 11th-grade students in Nebraska to take the same 100-question civics examination that is given to immigrants seeking U.S. citizenship.

Coverage of the hearing is also available on the NET Nebraska App and the Nebraska Capitol Live App. For more information, visit netNebraska.org/apps.

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CONTACT: Kim Rogers, 402-660-5521, krogers@netNebraska.org

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