Nebraska Department of Education

State Board of Education Meeting

Nebraska College and Career Ready Standards for Science Public Review

The Nebraska Department of Education is conducting a review of the 2017 Nebraska College and Career Ready Standards for Science. As a part of the review process, the NDE requests public input to provide feedback on the current standards. Please provide feedback to

ESSA Amendment Public Comment

Consistent with the consolidated assurances from June 2017 under ESEA section 8304, the Nebraska Department of Education is seeking public input on the draft amendment to the state’s ESSA plan. The plan has six sections, all of which required significant revisions.

The amendment can be found by clicking this ESSA DRAFT AMENDMENT link. After reviewing, please submit any feedback to Public comment will end March 11, 2024. You may reach out to Lane Carr with any questions –

ESSER Webpage and Resources

The ESSER webpage houses all materials related to the three rounds of Covid-19 federal stimulus dollars: CARES, CRRSA, and ARP. A suite of resources has been created, including a Funding Guide and Budget Roadmap, outlining suggested steps for investment planning.

We’ve Moved!

The Nebraska Department of Education has moved!

Our new contact information is as follows:

Street Address (FedEx, UPS, and in-person contact):
500 S. 84th St., 2nd Floor
Lincoln, NE  68510-2611

Correspondence (USPS):
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987

Our main phone number remains the same: 402-471-2295

News Releases

February 6, 2024

Student Organizations Celebrate Legislative Day

Students from across the state representing seven of Nebraska’s Career and Technical Student Organizations visited the Capitol February 6th in celebration of CTSO Legislative Day. The event helped students develop a better understanding of state government and the Nation’s only...


Request for Information for NDERFI0102 – Understand the capabilities for statewide assessment vision

Statewide Assessment is issuing this Request for Information, NDERFI0102 for the purpose of gathering information to understand the technical capabilities exist for Nebraska’s statewide assessment vision to be realized.


Request For Proposal for Nebraska Pupil Transportation Program

Request for Proposal (RFP) Number NDERFP230415 for the purpose of selecting a qualified Contractor to provide a Nebraska Pupil Transportation Program