From the Commissioner
Matthew L. Blomstedt
Equity is at the forefront of our work at the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE). With a revised Strategic Vision and Direction that elevates educational equity as a cross-cutting strategy, implementing the Commitments for Equity we outlined last year, and the continual implementation of AQuESTT and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the NDE staff have rolled up their sleeves to be more intentional and focused on educational equity.
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. Last year, we noted that “all means all” when referring to students. We now recognize that it is important to clarify that educational equity means that each student has access to the educational resources they need at the right moment, at the right level, and with the right intensity. Join us this year as we raise the conversations on equity to make a difference in the lives of each Nebraskan we serve through our mission statement.