Nebraska Department of Education

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).

State Board of Education Meeting

NDE Day: Opportunity of a Lifetime!
July 28, 2021

It’s our Opportunity of a Lifetime! This school year presents us with an opportunity to provide students with innovative ways to learn while also caring for their physical, social, and emotional needs. An opportunity to shift investments to promote equity. An opportunity to review and renew systems considerations. And an opportunity to accelerate learning.

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

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

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

August 18, 2021


The Nebraska State Board of Education awarded reVISION grants to schools statewide to help develop Nebraska’s talent pipelines for economic growth and workforce development, while strengthening high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. The competitive Perkins reVISION Action Grant...