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Nebraska Adult Education Directors

Nebraska Department of Education Tate Lauer, Director Nebraska Department of Education PO Box 94987 Lincoln, NE 68509 402/471-4807  FAX 402/471-0117 tate.lauer@nebraska.gov Carla Stucky Shuck, Consultant 402/471-4806 Carla.stuckyshuck@nebraska.gov Laura Ruppert Adult Education Program Specialist phone: 402/471-4384 laura.ruppert@nebraska.gov Cindy Heiser, Program Associate 402/471-4830 cindy.heiser@nebraska.gov Central Community College Area Becky Fausett, Director PO Box 4903...
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Nebraska Commissioner of Education

Matthew L. Blomstedt, Ph.D. Commissioner of Education Dr. Matthew L. Blomstedt is the Nebraska Commissioner of Education and was appointed by the Nebraska State Board of Education on January 2, 2014. A native Nebraskan, Commissioner Blomstedt’s priorities focus on local, regional, statewide, and national education issues. His experience includes education...
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Nebraska Higher Education and the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy

Institutes of higher education are encouraged to recognize the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy. Students who have attained the Seal are prepared for higher levels of language study, Bilingual students offer stronger communication skills, often exhibit a greater tendency to participate in activities, and have already shown commitment to academic study. ...
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Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy

The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy Nebraska's recognition of proficiency in multiple languages The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is a collaboration of the Nebraska International Languages Association and the Nebraska Department of Education. Learn more about the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy and follow the application process: Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy Purpose...
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Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy Assessment Requirements

The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy requires that a student demonstrates proficiency in English and at least one language other than English. Proficiency in English English proficiency may be demonstrated through one of the following, realized during a student's high school tenure: AAPPL Assessment in English with a score of I-3...
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Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy Awards Process

Nebraska students wishing to receive the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy must submit an application online through the Nebraska Department of Education, pay any required fees, and upload documents demonstrating that the standards of proficiency have been met. All parts of the application will be done online. Applications can be submitted...
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Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy Proficiency Levels

The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is presented as a certificate and a seal that can be attached to a student's diploma. There is no cost for these items or the application. However, a Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy recipient may choose to order, at a cost, a Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy...
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Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy Purpose

Purpose of the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy The purpose of the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is to acknowledge the high school recipient has achieved a high level of proficiency in English and at least one additional language other than English. The Seal is the cumulative evidence of the Nebraska World...
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Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy Purpose and Goals

Purpose of the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy The purpose of the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is to acknowledge the high school recipient has achieved a high level of proficiency in English and at least one additional language other than English. The Seal is the cumulative evidence of the Nebraska World...
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Nebraska World Language Standards Process

The Impetus In 2016, Dr. Janine Theiler initiated the first World Language Colloquium to discuss and establish priorities for NDE in meeting the needs of world language teachers across the state. Task force groups were formed to address needs in the areas of programming, proficiency, professional learning, advocacy and collaboration....
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Office of Early Childhood

Our Vision: All young Nebraska children are secure, healthy, and successful. The Office of Early Childhood provides leadership, guidance and support to: develop high quality environments for young children; promote equitable access to inclusive programs and services for all children from birth through age eight; facilitate state and community partnerships...
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Perkins V

The Strengthening Career & Technical Education for the 21st Century law, or “Perkins V,” is a federal education program that invests in secondary, postsecondary and adult Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the territories. Perkins is: dedicated to the continuous improvement...
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Perkins V State Plan

State PlanStrategic PrioritiesFunding DistributionState Plan Click here to download Nebraska's Perkins V State Plan.  Strategic Priorities Click here to read more about Nebraska's Perkins V Strategic Priorities. Funding Distribution Click here to review the Perkins funding distribution. 

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Power of Language

Career Education Model World Languages Language in Careers Chinese Language in Careers French   Language in Careers Spanish Language in Careers German

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PPCS and Veterans Education

Private Postsecondary Career Schools Mission Statement The Private Postsecondary Career Schools and Veterans Education section of the Nebraska Department of Education has the responsibility of authorizing private postsecondary career schools to operate educational programs and to recruit students for their schools. Veterans Education Mission Statement We are designated as the...
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Raising the Bar Nebraska World Language Standards

Learn more about the design and construction of the world language standards in order to begin the implementation process. Participants will complete a series of activities designed to help build understanding, to review current programming, and to begin an implementation crosswalk. Materials Raising the Bar Post NILA ESU 4 (Power...
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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 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 December 2 and 3, 2021, The Graduate, Scarlet Ballroom, 141 N. 9th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508.  Members of the public should enter from the main entrance of The Graduate. A Business Meeting on Thursday, December 2 will begin at 2:00 pm.  The Board...
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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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Teaching Resource Websites

Center for Applied Linguistic Resources Guide Comprehensive and easy to navigate listing of multiple resources for the language program Curriki Aims to provide a place online where educators from anywhere in the world can post curricula and lesson plans for review and use by fellow classroom teachers. Enchanted Learning A...
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