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April 2020

Resolution on the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Nebraska Schools The State Board of Education approved a resolution that gives emergency powers to commissioner Matthew Blomstedt to make quick decisions regarding education rules and regulations in the best interest of students during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the resolution...
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2018 School Health Profiles

Since 1996, the School Health Profiles survey has been conducted biennially (during the even-numbered years) by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies with technical assistance from the CDC.  Using two different surveys,  principals and lead health educators  are asked about health education, physical education, asthma management, school policies...
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2016 School Health Profiles

Since 1996, the School Health Profiles survey has been conducted biennially (during the even-numbered years) by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies with technical assistance from the CDC.  Using two different surveys,  principals and lead health educators  are asked about health education, physical education, asthma management, school policies...
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Grants Management System

Users who are tasked with the management/oversight of their agency's grant applications and missed one of our District Administrator GMS Security Webinars can find resources below.   Grants Management System (GMS) Description and Purpose The GMS is a web-based system used by the Department for processing various grants and plans....
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Nebraska Public Schools Administrators Email Lists

These lists are in Excel format and include name, address, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for superintendents and principals and were last updated on 3/11/2020. The Department of Education does not collect e-mail addresses for teachers.   Contact Please report any changes in e-mail addresses to: ADVISERHelp@Nebraskacloud.org 888-285-0556

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March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update The coronavirus (COVID-19) is top-of-mind as Commissioner Blomstedt updated the board on what is being done to help schools prepare for a possible outbreak. The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) has created a public health website with resources and updates for schools and districts. Dual Credit Initiative...
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Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Review

OCR Compliance Manual Civil Rights Compliance Manual  Interviews Civil Rights Onsite Review Interviews List  - to be completed and ready for NDE Staff the day of the review Sample Interview Questions - Feel free to share these with your staff Administrator Interview Questions Counselor Interview Questions  Educators Interview Questions ELL...
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School Improvement

To support Nebraska schools in transformational school improvement, the NDE has been using the intensive school improvement framework Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement, in alignment with the six tenets of AQuESTT:   Talent Development (AQuESTT: Educator Effectiveness) Professional development with teachers and staff. Examples may include, but are not...
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Coordinated School and District Support

The Office of Coordinated School and District Support (CSDS) was established in 2019 to provide coordination of school improvement and support efforts across the NDE and with various stakeholders, such as Educational Service Units (ESU) and community organizations, with the goal of ensuring meaningful support services and resources to schools...
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Deputy Commissioners

Deborah A. Frison, Deputy Commissioner School Improvement and Support Dr. Frison started with the Nebraska Department of Education in 2015 as Deputy Commissioner of Education for School Improvement and Support. She is a veteran Nebraska educator with 38 years of teaching and administrative experience within the Omaha Public Schools (OPS). ...
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Parent Information

Parents can become involved in reducing violent behaviors and creating safer environments for their children at home and at school. Parents are encouraged to review school handbooks, websites, or other district sources of information relating to bullying and discuss the policy and expectations with their children. Parent - School Collaboration...
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June 2019

New Contract with Commissioner Matthew L. Blomstedt The Nebraska State Board of Education approved a new three-year contract with a 2.3 percent raise next year and the year following for Nebraska Education Commissioner Matthew L. Blomstedt. The Commissioner’s new contract will go into effect July 1, 2019 and run through...
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Nebraska Leadership and Learning Network (NLLN)

The Nebraska Leadership and Learning Network (NLLN) is a state-wide process that uses network meetings for collective learning. The NLLN group members are designing a sustainable in-state model to ensure equity-driven school leadership support in schools receiving comprehensive support and improvement (CSI). NLLN group members will have access to the...
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May 2019

Priority School Recommendations Nebraska state law requires the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) to designate Priority Schools, those most in need of support to improve. As part of the Priority School process, each school has an annual review by the NDE and gives a presentation to the State Board of...
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