The Nebraska Literacy Plan is designed to create a framework to guide and support the efforts of districts, schools, educators, staff developers, and communities in creating an effective literacy plan to meet the needs of an ever-changing student population.
Nebraska is proud to be a state where curriculum decisions are made by local school boards, and thus are tailored even further to fit the needs of their students. Therefore, the Plan has been designed with that local control model in mind, and seeks not to be a state curriculum, but a collection of resources, ideas, and themes about what should be present in a comprehensive literacy plan. However, the Nebraska Literacy Team recognizes that this plan is also something that should continue to grow and change to reflect the diverse needs of students in an exponentially changing society.
Additionally, the team recognizes that while literacy is an integral part of a student's education, it is only a part of what needs to be developed in a well-rounded student, and that students should be viewed as whole people, for whom literacy is a tool. Therefore, the Nebraska Literacy Team has set forth a vision of the literate graduate.