Nebraska Department of Education

State Board of Education Meeting

COVID-19 SPECIAL REPORT

The COVID-19 Special Report attempts to provide essential context for understanding and interpreting 2021 NSCAS Results. By providing a brief overview of the history, response, and efforts to overcome the impacts of COVID-19 on Nebraska schools, the NDE hopes to provide important insights into the ongoing efforts of school renewal and acceleration. The NDE encourages anyone interested in reviewing 2021 NSCAS data to first read the context provided by the COVID-19 Special Report.

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

On September 3, 2021, the State Board of Education approved the revision to Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for English Language Arts (ELA).

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.

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

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 https://dorightrightnow.org.

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

December 23, 2021

KIRK PENNER APPOINTED TO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Governor Pete Ricketts has appointed Kirk Penner to the Nebraska State Board of Education.  Penner will represent District 5. His appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Patricia Timm in October. “The Department of Education welcomes Mr. Penner...


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