Nebraska Department of Education

Board Meeting Notification, Agendas, and Support Materials

Accountability and Assessment Waiver

On March 25 the state of Nebraska received a waiver from the USDOE for 2019-2020 assessments, accountability, school identification, and reporting requirements as originally planned, due to extensive school closures.

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.

Nebraska Wins SLDS Grant Award

The Nebraska Department of Education is pleased to announce that Nebraska is one of 28 states to receive a Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Grant award! The grant will help to enhance Nebraska’s SLDS infrastructure to better support interoperability across the agency and the state.

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.

Agents of Change for Equity

Equity is at the forefront of our work at the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE). This year, we are advancing the equity conversation as Agents of Change for Equity. As we embark on this year’s theme, we will continue to explore and support promising new innovations that advance educational equity.



News Releases

March 26, 2020

NEBRASKA OFFERS UPDATED GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state rises, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is sharing additional guidance for schools. In all recommendations, the priority remains the safety and well-being of all students, educators, staff, and community...

March 16, 2020

NEBRASKA OFFERS GUIDANCE TO SCHOOLS REGARDING COVID-19

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state rises, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is sharing additional guidance on alternate learning environments, nutrition, and assessment. In all recommendations, the priority remains the safety and well-being of all...