2013 - 2014 News Releases
July 16, 2014
QUALITY RATING SYSTEM OF NEBRASKA CHILD CARE,
EARLY CHILDHOOD ED PROGRAMS LANUCHED
Quality ratings for Nebraska child care and early childhood education programs are the focus of a new system launched July 1 to help parents and guardians evaluate child care facilities when choosing care for their young children.
July 14, 2014
NEBRASKA FBLA NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS NAMED
Nebraska Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students recently received 30 Top Ten national awards as well as three first-place national awards.
More than 330 Nebraska students and advisers attended the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN., June 29-July2. More than 10,300 FBLA members from 46 states, as well as U.S. territories and international chapters attended the conference with FBLA student members competing in 60 events.
July 2, 2014
NEBRASKA STUDENTS NAMED NATIONAL SkillsUSA AWARD WINNERS
Nebraska students who earned top 10 awards in the National SkillsUSA competition were named today by SkillsUSA Nebraska.
About 190 Nebraska students and advisors attended the 50th National Leadership and Skills Conference, sponsored by SkillsUSA, June 23 - 27 in Kansas City, MO. More than 6,100 students from 52 states and territories competed in 99 occupational and leadership skill areas.
June 23, 2014
PUBLIC ASKED TO COMMENT ON REVISED, DRAFT ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS
Educators and the public are invited to comment on the newly revised Nebraska English Language Arts Standards on Aug. 5 by attending a public input session at one of seven sites across the state.
June 9, 2014
FREE MEALS AVAILABLE TO CHILDRENEN ENROLLED
IN SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAMS, CAMPS
Free meals will be available this summer to children enrolled in programs and camps sponsored by the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for Children.
June 5, 2014
FREE MEALS FOR CHILDREN AVAILABLE THROUGH SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM
Free meals will be available to all children attending programs this summer at specific sites across Nebraska.
Meals will be available through the Summer Food Service Program for Children, a U.S. Department of Agriculture program.
Click here for a list of sites as well as the sponsors and the dates meals will ba available to all children.
May 5, 2014
NEBRASKA BUSINESS TEACHERS RECOGNIZED WITH BEST AWARD
Forty-five Nebraska business teachers will be recognized by the Nebraska Department of Education at the Nebraska Career Education Conference on June 4 in Kearney.
May 1, 2014
GOV. HEINEMAN RECOGNIZING 15 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS FOR
TOP ACT AND SAT SCORES
(Lincoln, Neb.) Gov. Dave Heineman recognized 15 Nebraska high school seniors today for their academic achievement in earning a perfect score of 36 on the ACT or 2400 on the SAT college admissions exam. The two ceremonies were held today are at Lincoln East High School and Westside High School in Omaha.
April 30, 2014
SkillsUSA Nebraska, a Nebraska Department of Education student organization, recently recognized award winners and elected new officers during its 2014 conference in Omaha.
About 1,500 people attended the conference, including 1,200 high school, college and technical students and advisors.
April 22, 2014
Award Honors Schools and Districts for Reducing Environmental Impact and Costs; Improving Health; and Offering Environmental Education
Omaha Public Schools was one of nine districts nationally to receive the Green Ribbon District Sustainability Award. Fontenelle Elementary School in Omaha was one of 48 U.S. schools recognized for their exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education, including civics and green career pathways.
April 21, 2014
The Nebraska Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently named students who won state competitive events at the 52nd annual State Leadership Conference in Omaha.
April 14, 2014
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, 2014
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.
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
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.
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.