Nebraska Department of Education

Commissioner Search Process

The ad hoc search committee of the Nebraska State Board of Education identified four finalists in the search for Nebraska’s next Commissioner of Education. The State Board is responsible for choosing the next Commissioner of Education. You can learn more on the Commissioner Search Process page.

Nominations for the 2024 Nebraska Teacher of the Year are now open.

Nebraska has amazing teachers and being able to recognize their excellence is one of the highlights of the year. The Nebraska Department of Education is proud to provide an opportunity to recognize the best teachers in the state through the Nebraska Teacher of the Year Program. Do you know a teacher that should be our next Teacher of the Year?

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

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