Nebraska Department of Education

Homeless Liaison Training

The district Homeless Liaison Training required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is now available on the NDE Federal Programs Title VII-B Homeless webpage. Each district’s homeless liaison must complete the required three-module training.

Nebraska Education Profile (NEP)

The NEP provides information and data about Nebraska public schools and student performance. The NEP features AQuESTT classifications for schools and districts, school and district snapshots, and full data profiles that provide a deeper information dive on all ESSA-required components and other data elements. View the key messages below for information on this powerful Nebraska education tool.

Nebraska Social Studies Standards Review

A web page has been established to communicate updates and information regarding the process to revise Nebraska’s Social Studies Standards.

The web page includes information regarding the process (updates to State Board, writing team, etc.), and will include working drafts of the revised standards as they become available.

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.

Champions For Equity in Education

NDE is committed to being Champions for Equity in Education. Learn more by viewing our video or reading our commitments below.

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.

Media Releases


Request For Proposal for Nebraska VR Transition Summer Programs

Nebraska VR (Vocational Rehabilitation) requests proposals for the development and implementation of innovative short-term programs to provide career exploration and personal development opportunities for transition students with disabilities during the summer of 2019. Nebraska VR intends to contract with several qualified applicants for a period up to 5 months to develop and implement Pre-Employment Transition Services for eligible and potentially eligible students with disabilities, aged 14-21 years old enrolled in school.

Copies of the RFP are available by contacting Nebraska VR at 402-471-3649 or toll free at 877-637-3422 or below.

Proposals are due by 5 pm CT on 1/30/2019.

2019 Summer Transition Program RFP