Nebraska Department of Education

2019 Teacher of the Year Awarded

Sydney Jensen, a 9th grade English teacher at Lincoln High School in Lincoln, was named Nebraska 2019 Teacher of the Year during a surprise award presentation. You can read more about Jensen in the NTOY News Release and watch the video of the surprise presentation.

Nebraska Social Studies Standards Review

The required process to review the Nebraska Social Studies Standards will begin this fall.

To help with the standards review and revision process, a survey has been developed to gather feedback related to the 2012 Nebraska Social Studies Standards.

For this survey, we are interested in your feedback related to the content and rigor of the 2012 Nebraska Social Studies Standards, and estimate it will take approximately 15 – 20 minutes to complete.

Administrators' Days - NDE Day
Champions For Equity in Education

Thank you to all administrators, staff, partners, presenters, and attendees for a great Administrators’ Days – NDE Day!

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

ESSA is the nation’s education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. In order for Nebraska schools to access the funds provided from this Act, the Nebraska Department of Education submitted a statewide plan to describe how we will leverage these funds to provide equity and college and career ready experiences for all Nebraska students. ESSA Webpage

Data and Reporting

Nebraska Education Profile (NEP)

The NEP is a data platform designed to help our schools, districts, and parents more easily uncover the information they need. The NEP provides information and data about Nebraska public schools and student performance.

Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow (AQuESTT)

AQuESTT is Nebraska’s accountability system, an integration of accountability, assessment, accreditation, career education, and data to provide continuous support for school improvement. Together, we’re building a broader, bolder, and better education system for all Nebraska students.

Data Reporting System (DRS)

The DRS data profile was created to organize data that schools and districts may use to make those school improvement decisions. The profile saves users time in formulating the data by providing a ready-made set of reports that are intended to inform the school improvement process.

The Strategic Plan

Nebraska’s education vision for the next ten years.

The Strategic Plan unifies and strengthens positive outcomes for each and every Nebraskan through bold and achievable goals. The Vision and Direction not only outlines the critical needs and strengths within our education system, but also reflects innovative approaches to ensure each Nebraskan has equitable access to opportunities and are ready for success in postsecondary, career, and civic life.

Media Releases

Public Meeting Notice