Nebraska Department of Education

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.

NEW Nebraska Education Profile (NEP) Coming December 21, 2018!

The NEP provides information and data about Nebraska public schools and student performance. On December 21st, the NEP will have a new look and feature updated AQuESTT classifications for schools and districts, school and district snapshots, and full data profiles that will 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.

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.

Data and Reporting

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.

Data Reporting System (DRS)

The DRS data profile was created to organize data that schools and districts may use to make those school improvement decisions. The profile saves users time in formulating the data by providing a ready-made set of reports that are intended to inform the school improvement process.

Media Releases


Request For Proposal for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Network Capacity Building Services

The Nebraska Department of Education, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (Nebraska VR) is issuing a Request for Proposal Number RFP-VR-TBI-2018 Z1 for the purpose of selecting a qualified Bidder to provide Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Network Capacity Building Services.

View RFP-VR-TBI-2018 Z1