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Middle School World Language Models

All secondary students must have access to a minimum of two years of world language study. Some schools allow students to access these high school credits while the student is still in grades 7-8. There are many types of models schools can use depending on the needs and goals of...
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NDE Rules and Guidelines

Rule 20 - Regulations for the Approval of Teacher Education Programs - 2014 Version Rule 20 – Previous Version 2007 Rule 21 – Issuance of Certificates and Permits to Teach, Counsel, Supervise and Administer in Nebraska Schools - 2020 Version Rule 22 – Regulations Governing the Master Teacher Program -...
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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 402/499-0313 Carla.stuckyshuck@nebraska.gov Laura Ruppert Adult Education Program Specialist phone: 402/326-2679 laura.ruppert@nebraska.gov Cindy Heiser, Program Associate 402/432-1452 cindy.heiser@nebraska.gov Central Community College Area Becky Fausett, Director PO Box 4903...
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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 (NSoBL) is a collaboration of the Nebraska International Languages Association and the Nebraska Department of Education. Apply for the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy Here Please note: Students must apply for the Seal of...
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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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School Safety Task Force

The Nebraska Department of Education created a comprehensive School Safety Task Force to review current school safety, security, and preparedness practices and identify evidence-based strategies and impactful solutions to ensure Nebraska’s schools remain safe. We are recommitting our efforts to keep students and educators safe. From mental health supports and...
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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. Nebraska finished off #InclusiveSchoolsWeek strong with a highlight...
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Staff Directory

Coordinated Student Support Services Administrator Zainab Rida, Ph.D. Equity Officer and Administrator 402-471-4620 zainab.rida@nebraska.gov School Mental Health and Child Wellbeing Team Mariella Resendiz Director - Education Partnership and Support 402-309-0463 mariella.resendiz@nebraska.gov Amber Hartsock School Mental Health 402-309-0883 amber.hartsock@nebraska.gov Sadie Wilson AWARE Grant Coordinator sadie.wilson@nebraska.gov Jewel Schifferns School Social Worker jschifferns@childrensomaha.org...
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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 February 2 and 3, 2023, in Lincoln, NE at Nebraska Innovation Campus, Banquet Hall, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE 68508.  Members of the public should enter from the north entrance marked, “Conference Center.” The State Board will have a Work Session on Thursday,...
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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 State Complaint Final Investigation Reports Identifying Data Redacted 2022-2023 22.23.11 Final Investigation Report 22.23.10 Final Investigation...
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