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2018 EBPS Awards

OUTSTANDING LEADERS RECEIVE AWARDS AT NEBRASKA ENTREPRENEURSHIP BEST PRACTICES SUMMIT  NET Force Awards Flyer 2018 The Nebraska Entrepreneurship Task Force (NETForce) and the Nebraska Enterprise Fund presented special awards to three Nebraskans recognized for their leadership in entrepreneurship advocacy and entrepreneurship education during the Entrepreneurship Best Practices Summit that took...
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2023-2024 ADVISER Vendor Certification

This is the status of Student Information System and other vendors in regards to being certified for publishing data to the ADVISER system for the 2023-2024 school year. GoEdustar | Infinite Campus | JMC | Powerschool | NebSIS | Edupoint Synergy | SRS Definitions GoEdustar Certification Status: Certified Known Issues (Fix...
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2024 Nebraska Teacher of the Year

Congratulations! Scott Phillips at Aurora Middle School 2024 Nebraska Teacher of the Year For more information: News Release Scott Phillips – TOY Brochure Congratulations to the National Teacher of the Year Finalists

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Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow

We’ve gone beyond measuring against standard requirements to create a next-generation accountability system that supports and rewards continuous improvement for every student, school, and educator. The result is an innovative approach that views each student holistically, classifies all schools into four performance levels, and provides opportunities for every Nebraskan to...
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ADVISER Resources

ADVISER Vendor Certification Status - 2023-2024 Calendar ADVISER Calendar: 2024-2025 Calendar Date: April 15, 2024 2023-2024 Calendar Date: July 10, 2023 ADVISER Workdays –  ADVISER Workday Calendar ADVISER Workdays are now virtual! Please click the link above to register. Workdays run from 9 am – 3 pm and will start...
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Applying World Language Performance Level Expectations

For a more complete version of this information, please read "Applying Performance Level Expectations for World Language Programming", pages 7-9, of the Nebraska World Language Standards Approved September 2019. The Ultimate Expectation for Language Knowledge and Skills Once an ultimate goal has been determined, the school can dedicate the time...
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Assessment Resources

K-12 FL Assessment Instruments Various FL proficiency assessments Teaching Materials: Assessment Tools National Capital Language Resource Center Site provides the how, what, when, and why of assessment in the FL classroom Quia Language test generator that sends grades directly to teacher after students take the assessment on-line. There is a...
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Be a World Language Teacher in Nebraska

Many opportunities exist for teaching world language in Nebraska.  Nebraska is a rural state with urban opportunities. It has an agricultural economy with cutting-edge career options. Renown for "Nebraska nice", it is a place that delivers on its promise of "The Good Life". Are you looking for a teaching position...
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Budget and Resources

Goals, Action Steps and Progress GOAL: BR1. PRIORITIZE FUNDING: Develop a system to identify and prioritize ed tech and digital learning initiatives by what needs to be funded, why it should be funded and look at possible funding options.Goal 1 Progress 33% Recommended Action Step 1.  Create a prioritization metric that...
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Bullying & Cyberbullying

An effective anti-bullying program addresses the unique needs of a particular school, involves a school-wide approach that engages all affected groups (students, staff, parents, and community), develops social and emotional competencies, provides skills to prevent or intervene in bullying situations, and responds to bullying behaviors consistently and appropriately. We provide...
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Bullying Resources for Parents

Guidance for Parents Responding to Bullying Behavior We recommend that parents take a collaborative approach when communicating with schools and collecting evidence of incidents of bullying. Further, it is important to continue to communicate with your student and work collaboratively with your school. The chart below contains steps that parents...
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Bullying Resources for Schools

Schoolwide Bullying Prevention The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has published a framework for school-wide bullying prevention (PDF). This evidence-based framework outlines priorities for schools wishing to tighten bullying prevention strategies. A bullying prevention and intervention plan adopted by the district might include specific behavior programs, forms used, philosophies...
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Canvas Professional Development Opportunities

Canvas Consortium Professional Development Opportunities Quarterly Canvas Newsletters Starting the the fall of 2023, a quarterly newsletter will be sent to ALL Canvas contacts via email. Newsletters can then be shared with building staff. Learn about new features, tips for using tips in the classroom, new Canvas resources and more!...
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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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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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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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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

There have been 1,619 publicly reported incidents of cyber-attacks in schools within the US from 2016 to 2024 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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