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The New Home for the
Nebraska Department of Education.

Easier to use. Faster results. Clean design. Welcome to our new website.

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The NDE Leadership Blog

The purpose of the NDE Leadership Blog is to discuss various topics concerning the educational landscape in Nebraska today.  Each blog is written by a member of the NDE Leadership team. Our newest blog was written by Chief Academic Officer Dr. Cory Epler and addresses the need for quality instructional materials for every student. Please take a moment to read the blog and feel free to join the discussion! 

The NDE Leadership Blog

2018 Nebraska Teacher of the Year

On October 2, 2017 Dr. Matt Blomstedt, Commissioner of Education, honored the 2018 Nebraska Teacher of the Year, Michelle Helt, a third grade teacher from Cardinal Elementary School in South Sioux City. Congratulations Michelle!

2018 Teacher of the Year Press Release

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

ESSA is the nation’s education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. In order for Nebraska schools to access the funds provided from this Act, the Nebraska Department of Education submitted a statewide plan to describe how we will leverage these funds to provide equity and college and career ready experiences for all Nebraska students. ESSA Webpage

Nebraska’s ESSA Plan
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The Nebraska Education Profile

The Nebraska Education Profile (NEP) is a new data platform designed to help our schools, districts, and parents more easily uncover the information they need. The NEP provides information and data about Nebraska public schools and student performance. Highlights include the performance of students by district and school in reading, mathematics, writing, and science, as well as performance by groups of students, including race and ethnicity, poverty, special education, and English Language Learners. The NEP is intended to help inform the public and school officials about school district performance and to provide data needed for sound decision-making by education leaders.

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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. 

Nebraska’s Education Vision
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