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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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Contractor Positions Available

The School Safety and Security team will post when and if we have any openings. Contact NDE School Safety and Security Director Jay Martin at 402-471-2944 or jay.martin@nebraska.gov with any questions and to submit your cover letter and resume.

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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! 80% 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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Defining Bullying

Bullying is identified as a behavior that is performed. It is important not to label students as "bullies" as it may lead students to internalize these message and lead them to belief that they are inherently a bully.  Rather, bullying can be defined as a behavior that is dynamic and...
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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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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: 2022 Case 22-05 SE Case 22-01 SE 2021 Case 21-05...
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Educator Preparation Programs

Certification Fast Facts Nebraska has three certificate levels: initial, standard, professional. Nebraska does not have unlimited reciprocity with other states. UNK offers the 'Transition to Teaching' program allowing a person with a BS/BA in a language to qualify for a Transitional Teaching Certificate for three years. While completing this program,...
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Educator Professional Development

Fulbright Teacher Exchange Programs Offering programs from two-weeks to one year, Fulbright provides international opportunities for all content areas. All programs are partially or fully funded. IIE: The Institute of International Education Founded in 1919, this organization continues to offer international opportunities for students, teachers, and administrators. Browse the program...
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Educator Resources

Educator Resources: For Elementary, Middle, and High School Programs For Distance Learning World Language Programs (coming soon) ESU Course Clearinghouse for Distance Learning Offerings For Heritage Speakers Programs For Educator Professional Development For Dual Language Programs Must-Mark Websites: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Nebraska International Language Association...
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English Language Arts Education

Nebraska's College and Career Ready Standards for English Language Arts Adopted by the State Board of Education on September 2, 2021 2021 English Language Arts Standards 2021 ELA Standards (vertical) (pdf) 2021 ELA Standards Resources NSCAS 2021 ELA Timeline (pdf) 2021 Range Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs) K-12 (Excel) ELA Standards Crosswalk...
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Entrepreneurship

Course Outlines Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education National Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education Entrepreneurship Course Outline - Southwest High School Lesson Plans Are You Affected by Advertising? - Centennial Public School Selling Yourself - Centennial Public School Event Promotion Lesson Prom Closet - Waverly High School Interview an Entrepreneur Federal Reserve...
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ESSER
Investments and Allocations
for Renewal and Acceleration

Congress passed three separate stimulus packages to prepare for, prevent, and respond to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic - The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, and the American Rescue Plan. All told, Nebraska K-12 public education will...
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Events and Trainings

Other Trainings Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (ed.gov) For the latest news on coronavirus, go to: https://www.education.ne.gov/publichealth/resources/ Schools must be aware of the regulations around handling and storing chemicals. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulates chemical holdings and offers information to schools on applicable regulations. By...
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Expanded Learning Opportunities

Quality Afterschool and Summer Opportunities for Nebraska K-12 Youth What is an ELO? The term Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs) describes an array of safe and structured programs that offer healthy growth, development and academic opportunities for youth. In Nebraska, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLCs) are ELOs that provide...
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Family and Community Engagement

"Raising the next generation is a shared responsibility. When families, communities and schools work together, students are more successful and the entire community benefits." -U.S. Department of Education The Nebraska Department of Education identified family engagement as an essential area of focus in its new Accountability for a Quality Education...
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Fine Arts Exchange

The NDE Fine Arts Education is excited to provide the "Fine Arts Exchange" as a resource to fine arts educators. On this page you will find arts organizations, both state agencies and non-profits, who have programs and opportunities that extend, enhance, and enrich arts learning. 2022 Fine Arts Exchange 402...
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For Elementary, Middle, and High School Programs

Resources for K-12 World Language Programs: Teaching Resources Sites Interactive Sites for Student Use or Teacher Professional Development Assessment Resources   Elementary Education: Elementary world language programs boost student achievement by improving evaluative functions, abstract thinking, and mental flexibility. In addition, world language programs promote the ability to communicate within...
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Future Ready Budget and Resources

1 Tagline which describes the focus of work in this area Invests Strategically in Digital Resources   Invests Strategically in Digital Resources OUTCOME: Leverages an understanding of school and community needs to identify and invest in digital resources to support student learning. Sample Strategies for Future Ready Librarians: ~Invest in maker...
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Future Ready Community Partnerships

1 Tagline which describes the focus of work in this area Cultivates Community Partnerships   Cultivates Community Partnerships OUTCOME: Cultivates partnerships within the school and local community (families and caregivers, non-profit organizations, government agencies, public and higher education libraries, businesses, etc.) to promote engagement and a lifelong learning process. Sample...
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