Nebraska Department of Education


The COVID-19 Special Report attempts to provide essential context for understanding and interpreting 2021 NSCAS Results. By providing a brief overview of the history, response, and efforts to overcome the impacts of COVID-19 on Nebraska schools, the NDE hopes to provide important insights into the ongoing efforts of school renewal and acceleration. The NDE encourages anyone interested in reviewing 2021 NSCAS data to first read the context provided by the COVID-19 Special Report.

State Board of Education Meeting

Comments/Input on Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for Mathematics

In order to begin the revision work, the Public Input Survey for the legacy version of the Nebraska Mathematics Standards has closed. You may continue to submit feedback for revisions via the NDE Standards Input email at A second Public Input Survey will be available when Draft #1 of the standards is released in the Spring of 2022.

Comments/input on the Nebraska Mathematics standards can be provided via:

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).

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

December 1, 2021


The Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska International Language Association have awarded 51 Seals of Biliteracy to Nebraska students this semester. The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is a collaboration between the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) and the Nebraska...


Request For Proposal for Nebraska VR 2022 Summer Transition Program RFP

Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) requests proposals for the development and implementation of innovative short-term programs to provide career exploration and personal development opportunities for students with disabilities during the summer of 2022.