Nebraska Department of Education

COVID-19 Declaratory Order

In a special meeting on June 17, the State Board of Education unanimously approved a declaratory order allowing the Commissioner
to make decisions on rules and regulations in the best interest of schools and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Launch Nebraska

The NDE is proud to announce Launch Nebraska, a comprehensive guide, planning toolkit, and professional learning resource that schools and districts can use to address needs that may arise during summer learning and in the reopening of schools.

Senate HELP Committee

Matthew Blomstedt, Commissioner of Education testified before the Senate HELP Committee on June 10 regarding the reopening of schools amid COVID-19.


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides specific funding sources for Local Education Agencies to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools.

2020 Vision: Focus on Data Quality On-Demand Videos

This series offers pre-recorded, short, informational videos addressing key data topics in Nebraska. Topics include ADVISER dashboard and validation, CTE Accountability Indicators, the Statewide Longitudinal Data System and more!

Coronavirus Resources for Schools

The NDE is committed to assisting school communities during public health emergencies. We support school districts in their decisions to keep student and staff safety their top priority. Should a crisis arise, NDE will work closely with other state and federal agencies to ensure continuation of critical services to students, families, and educators and the restoration of the teaching and learning environment.

Disruption & Innovation

This year has been one of great change and disruption. As we embark on this year’s theme, Disruption & Innovation, we will explore and support promising new innovations that advance educational equity. More information will be available soon at

News Releases

June 22, 2020


Nebraska Career and Technical Education (CTE) held its first Virtual Symposium on June 9. More than 700 Nebraska CTE teachers, school counselors, administrators, and advocates connected from throughout the Midwest. The virtual symposium highlighted information and resources for the Nebraska...