Nebraska Department of Education

The Strategic Plan

Nebraska’s education vision for the next ten years.

The Strategic Plan unifies and strengthens positive outcomes for each and every Nebraskan through bold and achievable goals. The Vision and Direction not only outlines the critical needs and strengths within our education system, but also reflects innovative approaches to ensure each Nebraskan has equitable access to opportunities and are ready for success in postsecondary, career, and civic life.

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

February 8, 2019


Nebraska is furthering its commitment to equitable access to open educational resources and services with the launch of the Nebraska OER Hub, a collaboration between the Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council and the Nebraska Department of Education. The vision for...

January 29, 2019


The Nebraska World Language Program (NWLP) is seeking nominations for The World Language Distinguished Scholar Award. The award recognizes Nebraska high school students for their leadership in language learning, commitment to language study, appreciation for cultural diversity, and communicative competence....

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