Nebraska Department of Education

NDE August 5 and 6 Board Meeting

Nebraska Health Education Standards

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is seeking input on Draft #2 of the Nebraska Health Education Standards.

NDE Day: Opportunity of a Lifetime!
July 28, 2021

It’s our Opportunity of a Lifetime! This school year presents us with an opportunity to provide students with innovative ways to learn while also caring for their physical, social, and emotional needs. An opportunity to shift investments to promote equity. An opportunity to review and renew systems considerations. And an opportunity to accelerate learning.

Commissioner’s Talent Pool Recommendations

The NDE is seeking educator candidates from districts or schools for our statewide talent pool. Nominated educators may be considered as candidates for special recognition programs, as well as considered for membership on advisory boards and task forces.

Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for English Language Arts

The NDE released the first draft of the proposed revisions to Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for English Language Arts (ELA).

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.

2022 Nebraska Teacher of the Year Application and Nomination Forms Now Available!

Do you have the ability to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn? Or, do you know an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled teacher? Apply or nominate a deserving teacher for the Nebraska Teacher of the Year award today!


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

Do Right, Right Now

The NEW Do Right, Right Now coronavirus mitigation campaign is live! Learn what you can do to fight the pandemic at

Launch Nebraska

Launch Nebraska is a comprehensive guide, planning toolkit, and professional learning resource that schools and districts can use to address needs that may arise in the reopening of schools.

News Releases

August 5, 2021


More than 259 Nebraska students, advisers, and guests virtually attended the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference. Nebraska FBLA members competed in 79 events. More than 11,368 FBLA and Middle Level FBLA members attended the conference. During...

July 29, 2021


The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) released the second draft of the Nebraska Health Education Standards and is seeking input from the public. The information collected will be used as part of the standards review and revision process. Public input...