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Research and Evaluation

The Nebraska Department of Education is committed to providing high-quality evidence to inform statewide educational policy and decision-making. As such, the Research & Evaluation operation is dedicated to pursuing the research priorities of the Commissioner of Education and the Nebraska State Board of Education. What follows is a selection of...
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Resources for Child Care Providers

CACFP Menu Planning Guide (Wisconsin) Sixteen weeks of cycle menus, recipes that are CACFP creditable shopping lists to go with menus, and guidance regarding choking hazards and allergies. Setting the Stage for Eating Well: The Nutrition Environment (Missouri) Presentation introduces preschool teachers and food service staff to the benefits of...
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reVISION

Since 2012, the NDE’s reVISION process has been instrumental in improving and strengthening CTE in Nebraska! This process provides Nebraska schools with the opportunity to analyze and transform their current CTE systems in order to improve their ability to educate a qualified workforce that meets industry needs within an ever-changing...
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reVISION Initial Grant

Program Overview The purpose of the Perkins reVISION Initial grant is to assist local school districts in completing the reVISION Career Education strategic planning process. Working in collaboration with postsecondary education and regional workforce/economic development leaders, the reVISION process links career educators, school administrators, school counselors, industry professionals, and community leaders. Through...
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Revision of – reVISION

Since 2012, the NDE’s reVISION process has been instrumental in improving and strengthening CTE in Nebraska! This process provides Nebraska schools with the opportunity to analyze and transform their current CTE systems in order to improve their ability to educate a qualified workforce that meets industry needs within an ever-changing...
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Rules and Regulations

General Information Regarding NDE Rules and Regulations Statutory Authority: The Administrative Procedures Act (Sections 84-901 to 84-920 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska) contains the main statutory provisions detailing how state agency rules and regulations are adopted. Under state law, the terms "rules" and "regulations" may be used interchangeably. The...
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School Health Services

School Health Services Health services connects school staff, students, families, community and healthcare providers to promote the health care of students and a healthy and safe school environment. School health services actively collaborate with school and community support services to increase the ability of students and families to adapt to...
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Science Education

Ethos for Science Education in NebraskaWhy?What?How?Why? Purpose Statement Science is a systematic sense-making process, aimed at figuring out the physical and natural world through observation and investigation. Scientists: look closely, question deeply, think critically, and connect related data and phenomena to identify patterns pay attention to our place as humans...
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Secondary CTE Data Reporting

Career and Technical Education data are collected to support the federal reporting requirements of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. All definitions for data elements, the data reporting calendar, and instructions for interfacing with ADVISER are available on the ADVISER Resources home page. Key considerations...
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Size, Scope, and Quality

EquitableRelevantInnovativeCoordinatedEquitable Size Each student, including those from special populations, is provided with equitable access to CTE programs and activities, including CTSOs Alternative education programs include CTE Emphasis is given to the recruitment and retention of students into programs non-traditional for their gender Scope CTE students are provided with an ongoing,...
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Social Studies Education

Welcome to Social Studies Education Social Studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. Within the school program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology, as...
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Special Education

Office of Special Education - Our Purpose To lead the improvement of outcomes for preparing all children and students with disabilities and their families for learning, earning and living through effective use of data, collaboration, communication, and a framework of differentiated support. State Performance Plan (SPP) / Annual Performance Report...
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Staff Directory

Administrative Staff Zainab Rida, Ph. D. Coordinated Student Support Services Equity Officer and Administrator 402-471-4620 Zainab.Rida@nebraska.gov Jessie Coffey, MS, RD Coordinated Student Support Services Director- Whole Child 402-617-5796 Jessie.Coffey@nebraska.gov Jan Handa Coordinated Student Support Services State Coordinator - 21st Century Community Learning Centers 402-219-3878 Jan.Handa@nebraska.gov Jolene Palmer, Ph. D. Coordinated...
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Standards & Proficiency

The 2019 Nebraska World Language Standards The Nebraska World Language Standards describe the knowledge and skills that students should learn, but they do not prescribe particular curriculum, lessons, teaching techniques, or activities. These standards create a framework for teaching and learning, and they articulate a trajectory for knowledge acquisition across...
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Standards and Supporting Documents

Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for Science (NCCRS-S) were adopted by the Nebraska State Board of Education on September 8, 2017.  The development of Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for Science were guided by The National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education . As standards are only guidelines for...
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Standards Implementation Resources

The Nebraska Department of Education has developed a suggested framework to guide districts in implementing new standards. Although the frameworks has a suggested timeline, the timeline is adjustable according to the needs of each district. There are four stages to the implementation framework. The four stages are: Stage One: Exploration...
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State Board of Education

The State Board of Education will meet November 4 and November 5, 2021, in Lincoln, NE.  The agendas for the November meetings will be posted on or about October 28, 2021; check back to this site at that time for additional meeting details.     The agenda for the meetings will...
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State Complaint

State Complaint Process Flowchart STATE COMPLAINT FORM & CHECKLIST *SAMPLE FORM - not required to submit a complaint* State Complaint Checklist State Complaint, Due Process & Appeals PUBLIC Complaint Guideline Nebraska Department of Education If you have questions or comments about the State Complaint option, Contact Kelly Wojcik at the...
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Structure of the World Language Standards

The overall structure of Nebraska’s World Language Standards reflects the two-tier structure common across all Nebraska content area standards. The two levels include standards and indicators. Standards include broad, overarching content-based statements that describe the basic cognitive, affective, or psychomotor expectations of student learning. The standards are sorted by strands,...
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STS Field Endorsement Guidelines

STS Field Endorsement Guidelines to Accompany Rule 24 STS-Skilled Specific Supplemental Endorsement Guidelines to Accompany Rule 24  

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Student Data Privacy

The use of technology to provide high quality instruction provides vast opportunities for personalized learning. However, districts need to balance instructional needs with privacy protections. This webpage and the data governance webpage serves as a resource for how districts can support best practices at the school level to protect the...
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