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2013 - 2014 News Releases

April 14, 2013

STATE ED BOARD ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS

Afterschool and expanded learning opportunities will soon be available at eleven new sites in the Nebraska communities of Nebraska City, Norfolk, North Platte, Ogallala, Omaha and Schuyler.

March 21, 2013

AINSWORTH HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR NAMED DELEGATE TO NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP

Hallie Bower, an Ainsworth High School senior, has been selected as Nebraska’s delegate to the National Youth Science Camp.

The 51st National Youth Science Camp will be held June 27 to July 20 at Green Bank, West Virginia.

March 18, 2014

GOV. HEINEMAN APPOINTS FLINT AND WETZEL TO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Gov. Dave Heineman today announced two appointments to the State Board of Education. Glen Flint of Springfield was appointed representing District 2 of the State Board of Education and John Witzel of Papillion was appointed representing District 4 of the State Board of Education

March 12, 2014

NEBRASKA VR LAUNCHES WEBSITE FOR BUSINESSES LOOKING FOR SKILLED WORKERS

Nebraska VR has launched a website to help businesses find skilled, qualified job applicants and to provide new employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

The website is available at www.vr.nebraska.gov/business .

January 21, 2014

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE SPONSORS SOLICITED

The Nebraska Department of Education Nutrition Services is seeking potential sponsors to operate the Summer Food Service Program in Nebraska. Eligible sponsors include public or nonprofit private schools, residential camps and local, municipal, county or state government sites as well as private, nonprofit sponsors and sites.

January 14, 2014

NEBRASKA ANNOUNCES 2014 SUMMER FOOD SERVICE GRANT TO INITIATE, EXPAND SERVICES

The Nebraska Department of Education Nutrition Services today announced the availability of grants to initiate or expand Summer Food Service Programs that serve children.

January 14, 2014

NEBRASKA STUDENTS SELECTED FOR U.S. SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM

  • Students headed to Washington, D. C. and to receive $5,000 scholarship

Senators Mike Johanns and Deb Fischer today announced the names of the two Nebraska students who have been selected as delegates to the 52nd annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 8 – 15, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

January 9, 2014

WISE, SIELER ELECTED TO LEAD STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


The State Board of Education recently elected Rachel Wise of Oakland and John Sieler of Omaha president and vice president, respectively, for the coming year.

January 9, 2014

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2014 AMERICAN HISTORY TEACHER OF THE YEAR


The Nebraska Department of Education is seeking nominations for the 2014 Nebraska American History Teacher of the Year.

The Nebraska State History Teacher of the Year will receive a check for $1,000, historical teaching materials and will be eligible for the National History Teacher of the Year Award, which includes a $10,000 award.

December 16, 2013

NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SEEKS
PUBLIC COMMENT ON STATE FINE ARTS STANDARDS


In an effort to involve the public in the development of learning standards for Nebraska public school students, the Nebraska Department of Education is seeking comments from the public and educators on the new, first-ever state standards for the fine arts.

December 12, 2013

BLOMSTEDT NAMED NEBRASKA EDUCATION COMMISSIONER


The Nebraska State Board of Education today named Matthew Blomstedt of Central City the new Nebraska Commissioner of Education.

December 6, 2013

FOUR FINALISTS NAMED IN SEARCH FOR STATE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER

The Nebraska State Board of Education announced today the names of four finalists for the position of Commissioner of Education.

December 3, 2013

NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CAREER EDUCATION SPECIALIST RECEIVES OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND ADVOCACY AWARD

Gregg Christensen, Entrepreneurship and Career Education Specialist for the Nebraska Department of Education, received The Outstanding Leadership and Advocacy Award recently at the 31st National Entrepreneurship Education FORUM in Cleveland, Ohio. Gregg is a former President of the National Entrepreneurship Education Consortium

November 26, 2013

KERNEY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD

Kevin Witte, a Kearney High School social studies teacher, received a national educator award today and $25,000 during a surprise presentation at his school.

November 22, 2013

NEBRASKA GED DIRECTOR VICKI BAUER RECEIVES 2013 NATIONAL AWARD

Nebraska educator Vicki Bauer has received a national award for her leadership of the state GED program.

The 2013 Distinguished Service Award recognized Bauer’s commitment and contribution to the state GED testing program as well as her support of adult GED test-takers and for making a difference in their lives and the lives of their families.

October 16, 2013

20 APPLICANTS SEEK JOB AS NEXT STATE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER

Twenty people have officially submitted an application to be considered as the next Nebraska Commissioner of Education.

The deadline for applications was yesterday, Oct. 15.

October 10, 2013

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION OBSERVES OCTOBER AS NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH

Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation announced today its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October.
The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate the public about disability employment issues and to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

October 10, 2013

FIVE NEBRASKA SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL 2013 BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS

Five Nebraska schools were among 286 schools recognized recently as National Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The schools were selected for their overall academic excellence or their progress in improving student academic achievement.

The following Nebraska schools were named Blue Ribbon Schools for 2013:

  • Burwell Elementary School in Burwell
  • Ord Elementary School in Ord
  • Wakefield Elementary School in Wakefield
  • Wisner-Pilger Elementary School in Wisner
  • St. Patrick's Catholic School in Elkhorn

October 8, 2013

ASHLAND-GREENWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER
NAMED TEACHER OF THE YEAR


Kristi Bundy, a sixth grade teacher at Ashland-Greenwood Middle School, was named Nebraska 2014 Teacher of the Year today during a surprise award presentation.

Nebraska Deputy Commissioner of Education Scott Swisher presented the award.

Bundy was one of four Nebraska Teacher of the Year finalists. The following teachers were finalists and will be recognized as Awards of Excellence winners:

  • Lisa Graham , who teaches 9-12 English, German and Spanish at Waverly High School in Waverly
  • Robert Henrichs, who teaches 9-12 English and theatre at Lincoln Southwest High School in Lincoln
  • Judith Ann Stucky, who teaches 9-12 science at Westside High School in Omaha

Bundy said her goal is “to help every student reach his or her potential.

September 30, 2013

21st CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS
GRANT COMPETITION ANNOUNCED


The Nebraska Department of Education is requesting 2014 proposals for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant competition.

The goal of the 21st CCLC program is to establish or expand community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities as well as activities that complement the students' regular academic programs.

September 27, 2013

NEBRASKA SCHOOL DISTRICTS DEMONSTRATE IMPROVEMENT,
GROWTH IN STATE ACCOUNTABILITY RANKINGS


The Nebraska State of the Schools Report released today also showed that, overall, all student groups have made gradual, consistent progress in reading and mathematics under the state testing system.

A report on Nebraska public schools and student performance unveiled today showed most school districts demonstrated improvement and growth under a state accountability system. 

August 30, 2013

NEBRASKA ANNOUNCES INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
FOR SCHOOL LUNCH, OTHER NUTRITION PROGRAMS


The Nebraska Department of Education’s Nutrition Services office has announced the Income Eligibility Guidelines for free and reduced price meals for persons unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch, Breakfast, Special Milk and Child and Adult Care Food Programs.

August 28, 2013

APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE FOR POSITION
OF NEBRASKA EDUCATION COMMISSIONER


The application form for the position of Nebraska Education Commissioner is now available.

The application may be accessed on the web site of PROACT, the firm overseeing the search process, at: http://www.proactsearch.com/current-openings/.  The application deadline is Oct. 15. Additional information on the search also may be accessed at that site.

August 21, 2013

NEBRASKA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
OUTSCORE PEERS ON ACT EXAM


Despite changes in the ACT college entrance exam, Nebraska’s 2013 high school graduates scored higher than their peers nationally and also outscored other graduates in English, reading, mathematics and science scores that measure college readiness.

August 13, 2013

NEBRASKA STUDENTS CONTINUE TO IMPROVE
READING, MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE SCORES


The new 2013 test results show Nebraska public school students scored higher on their state reading, mathematics and science tests than in previous years.

July 18, 2013

FOUR NEBRASKA BUSINESS OWNERS RECEIVE
2013 ENTREPRENEUR OF DISTINCTION AWARDS


Four Nebraska business owners who received assistance from Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation were recognized today for their success.

July 10, 2013

STATE ED BOARD SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NEXT COMMISSIONER, EDUCATION

The Nebraska State Board of Education has launched an online survey for public comment on the characteristics important for the next Commissioner of Education and on the strengths and challenges of public education statewide.

The survey results will guide the State Board of Education’s search for the next Commissioner of Education and provide information on the Nebraska Department of Education as well as public education statewide.

July 3, 2013

NEBRASKA FBLA NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS NAMED

More than 280 Nebraska students and advisers recently attended the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA.

Nebraska FBLA members competed June 27-30 in more than 60 competitive events. More than 8,500 FBLA members from 50 states, territories and international chapters attended the conference.

July 1, 2013

TOP SkillsUSA NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS NAMED

More than 180 Nebraska students and advisors recently attended the 49th National Leadership and Skills Conference sponsored by SkillsUSA.
Students participated in the SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City, MO., on June 26 -27. More than 5,900 students from 52 states and territories competed in 98 occupational and leadership skill areas.

July 1, 2013

SARA WINANS NAMED 2013 NEBRASKA HISTORY TEACHER OF THE YEAR

New York, NY (July 1, 2013):  Sarah Winans, a teacher at Kloefkorn Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been named the 2013 Nebraska History Teacher of the Year.  The award is co-sponsored by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, HISTORY® and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation on behalf of its Preserve America program. 

June 7, 2013

NEBRASKA BUSINESS TEACHERS RECOGNIZED

Forty-eight Nebraska business teachers were recognized by the Nebraska Department of Education at the Nebraska Career Education Conference held June 5 in Kearney.

June 5, 2013

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN

Nebraska children enrolled in programs and camps that meet the Summer Food Service Program guidelines will receive free meals this summer.

To qualify under the Summer Food Service Program at least 50 percent of the children attending the camps or program must meet eligibility income standards.

May 30, 2013

WAUSA PUBLIC SCHOOLS RANK 7TH NATIONALLY
IN TEACHING OF PERSONAL FINANCE

Wausa Public Schools took home a 7th place national award for their student test scores on a financial literacy certification test during an event hosted by the New York Stock Exchange.

Administrators, teachers and students from the top ranked schools across the country attended a Working In Support of Education, also called w!se, awards ceremony in New York City on May 20. The event recognized high schools that teach personal finance.

May 24, 2013

NEBRASKA 8th, 11th STUDENT WRITING SCORES IMPROVE

Writing test scores for Nebraska 8th and 11th graders improved this year, according to two years of trend data.

Writing test results showed that 66 percent of Nebraska 8th graders met or exceeded state standards, a 2 percent increase. And, 68 percent of the 11th graders met or exceeded standards, a 6 percent increase. A report released today also showed that 68 percent of the 4th graders met or exceeded the standards. The state’s process for scoring tests was recently revised to better ensure high school graduates will succeed in college and their careers.

May 8, 2013

GOV. HEINEMAN, COMMISSIONER BREED RECOGNIZE
15 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS FOR TOP ACT AND SAT SCORES


On May 8, Gov. Dave Heineman and Commissioner Roger Breed recognized fifteen Nebraska high school seniors for their academic achievement in earning top scores of 36 on the ACT or a 2400 on the SAT college admissions exam during two events. The ceremonies were held at Central High School in Omaha and Lincoln Southwest High School.

April 30, 2013

SkillsUSA NEBRASKA ANNOUNCES 2013 COMPETITON WINNERS

SkillsUSA Nebraska, a Nebraska Department of Education student organization, recently recognized award winners and elected new officers during its 2013 conference in Hastings. 

About 1,500 people attended the conference, including 1,200 high school and college and technical students and advisors.

April 18, 2013

NEBRASKA FBLA RECOGNIZES STATE AWARD WINNERS

The Nebraska Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently named students who won state competitive events at the 51st annual State Leadership Conference in Omaha.

April 10, 2013

STATE ED BOARD ANNOUNCES GRANTS
FOR BEFORE - AND AFTER-SCHOOL CENTERS


After-school programs will soon open at six new sites in the Nebraska communities of Broken Bow, Fremont and Scottsbluff.

April 10, 2013

NEBRASKA ED BOARD SEEKS NATIONAL FIRMS
TO ASSIST WITH ED COMMISSIONER SEARCH


The Nebraska State Board of Education is seeking a national firm to assist with the search for a state education commissioner.

April 5, 2013

DECA ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS

Nearly 250 awards recognizing Nebraska high school students who participated in DECA were announced today.

The 56th annual state DECA conference was held recently in Lincoln. The top 150 Nebraska students who finished first, second or third in their events will challenge more than 14,000 other students from the United States, the U.S. territories, Canada and Germany during the national competition in Anaheim, California, to determine the world’s best marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship students.

March 22nd, 2013

STUDENT HEALTH IS FOCUS OF MARCH 28 SUMMIT

Students, parents, educators and health professionals are invited to the Center for People in Need in Lincoln for the annual summit on children’s health.

March 5th, 2013

ED COMMISSIONER BREED ANNOUNCES JUNE 30 RETIREMENT

Nebraska Education Commissioner Roger Breed today announced his retirement from public service effective June 30.

In an emotional statement, Breed read his letter of resignation to the State Board of Education, saying it has been his “highest professional honor to serve as Commissioner.”

March 4th, 2013

BRAIN INJURY IS FOCUS OF CONFERENCE, WEBINAR

Nebraska’s annual brain injury conference will be held April 4-5 in Kearney, offering information to assist individuals with brain injuries and their families.

The Nebraska Brain Injury Advisory Council will cosponsor the conference as well as a free March 27 national webinar on technology that could benefit individuals with brain injuries.

February 26th, 2013

LINCOLN NORTHEAST TEACHER SNYDER TO RECEIVE
McAULIFFE AWARD FROM UNL


Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 28, 2013 – Inspired teaching has earned Lincoln Northeast High School reading teacher Kimberly Snyder the Christa McAuliffe Prize for Courage and Excellence in Education.
The College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln presents the annual award to a teacher who exemplifies the character of Christa McAuliffe, an educator who died in the 1986 Challenger disaster. Snyder will be recognized at a banquet March 3 in Lincoln.

January 25th, 2013

NEBRASKA STATE BOARD MEMBER CHOSEN TO SERVE ON NATIONAL PANEL TO
MAKE POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS ON FEDERAL EDUCATION LEGISLATION

Arlington, VA – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that Molly O’Holleran, a resident of North Platte, Nebraska, was selected to the NASBE Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC), the entity responsible for developing federal policy recommendations and communicating with Congress and federal officials about the education reform priorities of state boards of education.

January 23rd, 2013

NEBRASKA REVISES CAREER ED STANDARDS

Nebraska career education standards have been revised to better prepare students for their careers and to help students better meet the needs of employers.

January 16th, 2013

KATT RECEIVES NATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD

Nebraska’s career education director, Rich Katt, recently received a prestigious national award, the Leaders Leading Leaders Award. Katt was one of 25 individuals who received the recognition.

January 11th, 2013

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE SPONSORS SOLICITED

The Nebraska Department of Education Nutrition Services is seeking potential sponsors to operate the Summer Food Service Program in Nebraska.  Eligible sponsors include public or nonprofit private schools, residential camps, and local, municipal, county or state government sites as well as private, nonprofit sponsors and sites.

November 30th, 2012

NEBRASKA'S HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE
RANKS 4TH IN THE NATION

Nebraska’s high school graduation rate ranks fourth nationally with 86 percent of seniors graduating in 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Education’ first-ever study focusing on a new method for determining graduation rates.

November 27th, 2012

NEBRASKA CAREER EDUCATION STUDENTS RECOGNIZED

Ninety-two Nebraska Career Education students, who received national awards earlier this year, were recently recognized in Lincoln. 

November 20th, 2012

GRANT COMPETITION ANNOUNCED
FOR MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE PARTNERSHIP

The Nebraska Department of Education is requesting proposals for the Nebraska Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) grant competition.

The purpose of this competition is to fund statewide project(s) for innovative teacher professional development that improves the academic achievement of Nebraska students in mathematics or science. 

November 20th, 2012

MOST NEBRASKA SCHOOL DISTRICTS DEMONSTRATE IMPROVEMENT,
GROWTH IN NEW STATE ACCOUNTABILITY RANKINGS

Nearly three of every four districts graduated 90 percent or more of their high school seniors.

A report on Nebraska public schools and student performance unveiled today showed most school districts demonstrating improvement and growth under a new accountability system. The results also showed that nearly three of every four public school districts or 72.3 percent graduated 90 percent or more of their high school seniors.

November 9th, 2012

NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES PUBLIC COMMENT
MEETINGS IN FIVE CITIES FOR INPUT ON DRAFT SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS

Internet survey continues to be open for public comment as well.

The State Board of Education and the Nebraska Department of Education will hold meetings by videoconferencing from five Nebraska cities on Thurs., Nov. 15, to provide another opportunity for the public and educators to comment on revised state social studies standards.

November 1st, 2012

NEBRASKA SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM
GRANTS AVAILABLE TO INITIATE, EXPAND SERVICES

The Nebraska Department of Education is accepting grant applications for initiating and expanding Summer Food Service Programs.

October 31st, 2012

TWO NEBRASKA STUDENTS NAMED AP SCHOLARS

Two students from Millard Public Schools were recently named AP Scholars for their outstanding performance on the 2012 College Board’s advanced placement exams.

Xiongfei Zhang, a Millard North High School student, and Yan Zhang, of Millard West High School, were among 108 students nationwide to receive this recognition.

October 31st, 2012

SkillsUSA STUDENT MILLER SEMIFINALIST
FOR WORLD SKILLS COMPETITION

Nebraska SkillsUSA student welder Michael Miller is headed to the semifinalist competition for WorldSkills.

Miller, a Metropolitan Community College student, placed seventh last June in the national College/Technical Welding competition, paving the way for him to compete in the American Welding Society’s FABTECH, the pre-trials for WorldSkills’ final competition, in Las Vegas, Nov. 12-14.

October 24th, 2012

NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SEEKS
PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS

In an ongoing effort to involve the public in the development of learning standards for Nebraska public school students, the State Board of Education and the Nebraska Department of Education are seeking comments from the public and educators on the revised state social studies standards.

October 18th, 2012

NEBRASKA STAFF AT THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE BLIND
OR VISUALLY IMPARED RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARDS

Three staff members at the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired in Nebraska City recently received national recognition for their work with children.

October 16th, 2012

NEBRASKA VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION RECOGNIZES
NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYEMENT AWARENESS MONTH

Nebraska’s Vocational Rehabilitation offices will hold events across the state to recognize October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month and to promote the employment and advancement of workers with disabilities.

October 15th, 2012

OMAHA WESTSIDE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS TEACHER
NAMED NEBRASKA TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Angela Mosier, an Omaha Westside Community Schools high school mathematics teacher, was named Nebraska 2013 Teacher of the Year today during a surprise award presentation.

Nebraska Commissioner of Education Roger Breed presented the award to Mosier.

October 3rd, 2012

21st CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS
GRANT COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

Bloomfield Jr-Sr High School in Bloomfield, Elgin Elementary School in Elgin, Mount Michael Benedictine School in Elkhorn and Norwood Park Elementary School in Lincoln have been named 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.

September 7th, 2012

SIX NEBRASKA SCHOOLS NAMED
2012 NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS

Bloomfield Jr-Sr High School in Bloomfield, Elgin Elementary School in Elgin, Mount Michael Benedictine School in Elkhorn and Norwood Park Elementary School in Lincoln have been named 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.

August 29th, 2012

NEBRASKA CAREER EDUCATORS SHARPEN SKILLS
AT FIRST-EVER TEACHER LEADERSHIP ACADEMIES

Nearly 50 Nebraska teachers and guidance counselors recently attended the state’s first-ever Career and Technical Education Leadership Academy and Beginning Teacher Institute conferences for new and veteran educators.

August 23st, 2012

ARLINGTON, FILLMORE CENTRAL, WAUSA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
EARN NATIONAL RECOGNITION IN FINANCIAL LITERACY

Three Nebraska high schools recognized as national 2012 Blue Star Schools
Nebraska students at three high schools have shown they have what it takes to manage their money.

Arlington, Fillmore Central and Wausa high school students’ performance on the national Working in Support of Education’s (W!SE) financial literacy test  earned their schools national recognition as 2012 Blue Star Schools.

August 22st, 2012

NEBRASKA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
CONTINUE TO OUTSCORE PEERS ON ACT EXAM

Nebraska’s 2012 high school graduates scored higher than their peers nationally on the ACT college entrance exam and also outpaced other graduates in English, reading, mathematics and science scores that measure college readiness.

August 21st, 2012

NEBRASKA STUDENTS IMPROVE
READING, MATHEMATICS SCORES

New test results show Nebraska public school students scored higher on their 2012 state reading and mathematics tests ― higher than in previous years.

Nearly three of every four students or 74.2 percent are meeting or exceeding state reading standards, compared to 68.6 percent in 2010.

August 10th, 2012

INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES ANNOUNCED
FOR SCHOOL LUNCH, OTHER NUTRITION PROGRAMS

The Nebraska Department of Education’s Nutrition Services office has announced the Income Eligibility Guidelines for free and reduced price meals for persons unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch, Breakfast, Special Milk and Child and Adult Care Food Programs.

August 8th, 2012

GOV. HEINEMAN ANNOUNCES NEBRASKA VIRTUAL LIBRARY LAUNCH

Gov. Dave Heineman today was joined by Dr. Roger Breed, Nebraska Commissioner of Education, and Rod Bates, General Manager of Nebraska Educational Telecommunications to announce the Nebraska Virtual Library system is now online and ready to use.

July 30th, 2012

PARENTS, PROFESSIONALS USE NEW, ONLINE APP
TO TRACK DEVELOPMENT OF INFANTS, TODDLERS

A new, online App allows parents and grandparents to track the development of children to determine if they are meeting the milestones for infants or toddlers.

July 18th, 2012

FOUR NEBRASKA BUSINESS OWNERS RECEIVE
2012 ENTREPRENEUR OF DISTINCTION AWARDS

Four Nebraska business owners who received assistance from Vocational Rehabilitation were recognized today for their success.

July 17th, 2012

NEBRASKA NAMES 33 STUDENT AWARD WINNERS
IN NATIONAL SkillsUSA COMPETITION

Thirty-three Nebraska students received Top Ten Awards during national competition at a recent SkillsUSA conference.

About 185 Nebraska students and advisors attended the 48th National Leadership and Skills Conference sponsored by SkillsUSA in Kansas City, Missouri. 

July 9th, 2012

ED COMMISSIONER BREED NAMED NATIONAL ED ADMINISTRATOR

Nebraska Education Commissioner Roger Breed on July 12 will receive the National Educational Administrator of the Year award at the National Association of Educational Office Professional’s (NAEOP) annual conference in Costa Mesa, California.

July 6th, 2012

NEBRASKA FBLA STUDENTS RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARDS

Forty-two Nebraska Future Business Leaders of America students recently received 28 Top 10 Awards, including first-place awards in seven competitive events, at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

June 15th, 2012

COMPUTER-BASED GED TESTING LAUNCHED IN NEBRASKA

Adults taking the GED test in Lincoln, Hastings and Norfolk will have a new option beginning June 25 – GED testing on computers. The remaining 28 Nebraska testing centers will offer computerized GED testing no later than January.

June 15th, 2012

LINCOLN, BEATRICE TEACHERS RECEIVE NATIONAL RECOGNITION

President Obama Honors Outstanding Math and Science Teachers
Joan Christen of Beatrice and David Hartman of Lincoln are among 97 teachers named recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

June 12th, 2012

59 NEBRASKA BUSINESS TEACHERS RECOGNIZED

Fifty-nine Nebraska business teachers were recognized by the Nebraska Department of Education at the Nebraska Career Education Conference held recently in Kearney.