Nebraska Department of Education

State Board of Education Meeting

Commissioner Search Process

The State Board of Education has selected Dr. Brian Maher as the next Nebraska Commissioner of Education. The board still needs to approve his contract. He is expected to start in July. You can learn more about the process on the Commissioner Search Process page.

Nominations for the 2024 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?

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 10, 2023


Two Nebraska students have been named U.S. Presidential Scholars. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announced the full class, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. The Nebraska scholars...

May 1, 2023


275 Nebraska students, advisors, and guests recently attended the 2023 DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando, FL. Nebraska DECA High School members participated in leadership academies April 22-25 in 59 competitive events. More than 22,000 DECA members from 50...

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Request For Proposal for Nebraska Pupil Transportation Program

Request for Proposal (RFP) Number NDERFP230415 for the purpose of selecting a qualified Contractor to provide a Nebraska Pupil Transportation Program