Nebraska Department of Education

Nebraska Social Studies Standards

On November 8, 2019, the Nebraska State Board of Education unanimously approved the Nebraska Social Studies Standards!

The Strategic Plan UPDATED!

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

November 14, 2019


The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced its 2019-20 Board of Directors this week, following elections at the 2019 Annual Policy Forum in Atlanta, GA. Jillian Balow, Superintendent of Public Instruction in Wyoming, assumed the presidency and Matthew...

November 11, 2019


Every year Veterans Day provides an opportunity for Americans to honor the men and women who have served in our armed forces. There are parades and assemblies throughout the country and in communities across Nebraska.  While these events provide a...