Nebraska Department of Education

NDE May 7th Board Meeting

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!


Nebraska Health Education Standards

The NDE is seeking input on the first draft of the Nebraska Health Education Standards.  The proposed standards create a framework for students to acquire health knowledge and skills necessary to maintain and promote lifelong health.

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


Congress passed three separate stimulus packages to prepare for, prevent, and respond to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, and the American Rescue Plan.

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.

NDE Events

Explore virtual events hosted by the Nebraska Department of Education, including NDE Day, NeMTSS, Future Ready, and Data events!

News Releases

April 22, 2021


The U.S. Department of Education today released the names of the 2021 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees. Across the country, 27 schools, three early learning centers, five districts, and five postsecondary...


Request for Information for Professional Learning to Support Acceleration of Equitable Student Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for Nebraska school districts/school systems. Even so, the opportunity exists to refocus and accelerate student learning, particularly for historically underserved student groups.