Nebraska Department of Education

State Board of Education Meeting

Nominations for the 2025 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?

Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for Science

The Nebraska Department of Education released the first draft of the proposed revisions to Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for Science and is seeking input from the public. Please provide feedback to

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

May 9, 2024

Two Nebraska Students Named 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today announced the 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. The Nebraska scholars include (hometown, scholar, school, location): NE...

May 8, 2024

Nebraska DECA International Award Winners Named

230 Nebraska students, advisors, and guests recently attended the 2024 DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California. Nebraska DECA High School members competed and participated in leadership academies April 27- April 30 in 59 competitive events. More than 23,000...