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Canvas Support and Training Resources

For SIS integration/grade passback issues We have received many questions and help tickets on SIS integration/grade passback (PowerSchool mostly) issues. Below are some resources to help Canvas Admins to troubleshoot these issues or to get additional help from Canvas and your SIS provider. Be sure that if you are having...
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Career Readiness Videos

Parent Videos in both English & Spanish The Reality Check parent videos offer current considerations for parents to help prepare their children for earning, learning and living. EnglishSpanishEnglish ReDefining-Reality Check Fortunately, students no longer need to decide between college readiness or career preparation; it’s possible and increasingly necessary to achieve...
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Certification Investigations

The Nebraska Department of Education - Certification Investigations The Nebraska Legislature has passed two bills that will have a significant impact on school districts. The first bill, LB 1080, requires school districts to have specific policies in place before June 30, 2021 to prevent sexual misconduct, including grooming, between an...
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Commissioner

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is a constitutional agency approved by Nebraska voters. The Department operates under the authority of an elected board of education. NDE is organized into teams that interact to operate the agency and carry out the duties assigned by state and federal statutes and the...
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Community Partnerships

Goals, Action Steps and Progress GOAL: CP1. COMMUNICATION: Communicate the Digital Learning/Ed Tech plan with stakeholders throughout the state.Goal 1 Progess 75% Recommended Action Step 1. Prepare several forms of Communication (PowerPoint, Flyers, Posters, Web Pages etc.) about the Digital Learning and Ed Tech plan for sharing at meetings and...
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Competency-Based Credit

Nebraska Department of Education World Languages Competency-based Credit Program Competency-based Credit (CbC) allows students to earn high school world language credits by demonstrating proficiency in a language other than English. These types of credits offer fluent writers and speakers additional flexibility in how they progress toward graduation. There are many...
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Conditional Teaching Permit

General InformationApplicant GuideRenewal InformationGeneral Information A Conditional Teaching Permit is a temporary authorization to teach. A Conditional Teaching Permit is valid for up to one year from the date of issuance unless otherwise voided. A Conditional Teaching Permit may be issued while the application for a certificate or permit is...
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Contact

David Jespersen Administrator 402-471-4537 david.jespersen@nebraska.gov Jeannie Chastain Conference & Event Specialist 402-471-2288 jeannie.chastain@nebraska.gov Shauna Groenewold Web and Social Media Specialist 402-471-3186 shauna.groenewold@nebraska.go... Drew Worster Multimedia Specialist 402-471-0533 drew.worster@nebraska.gov Justin Broughton Web Developer 402-440-0436 justin.broughton@nebraska.gov Sydney Wolfe Graphic Designer 402-310-9581 sydney.wolfe@nebraska.gov Neum Schmickrath Web Developer 402-314-5087 neum.schmickrath@nebraska.gov

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Contact Us

Assistance is provided by the following Nebraska Department of Education staff. Contact information and a description of services available are included. Jay Martin School Safety & Security Director 402-471-2944 jay.martin@nebraska.gov Scott Stemper Emergency Operations Plan & School Safety & Security Specialist 402-309-4053 scott.stemper@nebraska.gov Ellen D'Amore School Safety & Grants Program...
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Content Area Standards

Nebraska Revised Statute 79-760.01 requires the Nebraska State Board of Education to “adopt measurable academic content standards for at least the grade levels required for statewide assessment.” Those standards shall cover the subject areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies, and the State Board of Education shall develop...
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Continuity of Learning Plan

A Continuity of Learning Plan describes the temporary actions that support the continuation of teaching and learning for all students due to an interruption of normal school attendance center operations.  Continuity of Learning Plans are to be submitted using this submission form. The form is intended to take less than...
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Continuity of Learning Plan – Non-Public

A Continuity of Learning Plan describes the temporary actions that support the continuation of teaching and learning for all students due to an interruption of normal school attendance center operations.  Continuity of Learning Plans are to be submitted using this submission form. The form is intended to take less than...
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Coordinated School Health

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model, formerly known as a Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP), consists of ten interactive components. Schools by themselves cannot, and should not be expected to address the nation's most serious health and social problems. Families, health care workers, the media, religious organizations,...
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Creating Quality Workplace Experiences

Education does not only occur within the walls of the typical classroom or laboratory. A well-run school utilizes the extended campus of community including business and industry. Quality workplace experiences enable the school to effectively partner with the community to enhance the educational experiences of students. Common Aspects of Quality...
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Crisis Response

Guide for Developing Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) for Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs): This document offers guidance to IHEs for creating comprehensive emergency plans. It emphasizes collaboration, assessment, customization, and continuous improvement. Key components include the basic plan, functional annexes, and threat-specific annexes. The guide also covers topics like the...
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CTE Data and Research

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Data & Research website provides quick access to empirical information related to Career & Technical Education (CTE) in Nebraska, including resources on topics such as CTE student outcomes, data reporting and accountability, return on investment, and labor market information.   Nebraska CTE Delivers! 79% of...
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Data Governance, Data Security and Privacy

There have been 1,619 publicly reported incidents of cyber-attacks in schools within the US from 2016 to 2022 according to The K – 12 Cybersecurity Resource Center. Because of this, it is important for school districts to have strong plans in place for data governance, data security and data privacy....
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Data, Research, and Evaluation

Office of Data, Research, and Evaluation - Sections Application Development – Focusing on the development of IT applications to support data reporting and data use by School Districts and the general public. Data Collections – Integrating the collection, refinement and use of educational data to meet federal and state reporting requirements, ensuring...
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Disciplinary Action

The Certification Investigation Review is provided by the Certification Investigations' Office of the Nebraska Department of Education. The documents set forth herein are copies of orders and reprimands issued by the State Board of Education, the Commissioner of Education, or the Nebraska Professional Practices Commission, involving Nebraska certificate holders, and...
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Distance Education

Distance Education Incentives The Nebraska Department of Education will provide distance education incentives to school districts and educational service units for qualified distance education courses coordinated through the Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council as provided in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-1337. This will run through fiscal year 2028-29. You can...
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Due Process

Rule 55 Special Education Appeals (ENGLISH) Rule 55 Special Education Appeals (SPANISH) Disability Rights Nebraska - Filing a Due Process Petition Due Process Flow Chart Due Process Flow Chart Due Process Due Process Hearing Officer’s Report, Final Decision, and Order Identifying Data Redacted 2023 Case 23-37 SE Case 23-36 SE...
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Dyslexia Guide

Dyslexia Guide: Technical Assistance for Providing Support for Students "One thing we know for certain about dyslexia is that it is one small area of difficulty in a sea of strengths. Having trouble with reading does not mean that you’ll have trouble with everything. In fact, most children with dyslexia...
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