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2014 ELA Standard

2014 English Language Arts Standards Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for English Language Arts Adopted by the State Board of Education on September 5, 2014 2014 ELA Standards (vertical) (pdf) 2014 ELA Standards (horizontal) (pdf) 2014 ELA Standards Glossary       An Overview of ELA Standards: Standards establish what...
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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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About the Programs

EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAM INFORMATION There are sixteen (16) approved educator preparation programs in Nebraska. In addition to the requirement that all Nebraska institutions successfully complete the state program approval process, a majority of institutions have also attained national accreditation through the Council  for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). All sixteen...
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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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Approved Reading Assessments

The Nebraska Reading Improvement Act (Nebraska Revised Statute 79-2601) went into effect in 2019, requiring school districts to administer a Nebraska Department of Education approved reading assessment three times each year for all students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. Pursuant to the Nebraska Reading Improvement Act, through the NebraskaREADS initiative,...
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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 FAQ

What do I do when my student is a victim of bullying? The first step is to learn about the situation. Talk to your student and learn about what has been happening. Document an evidence that is available. Next, you will wan to find your school's bullying policy and use...
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Bullying Resources

For Teachers Teachers are important for bullying prevention as they spend the majority of time working with students. Below are steps and resources for teachers in preventing bullying. More resources for teachers. For Schools This information will be framed through an MTSS model in how schools can address bullying behavior...
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Bullying Resources for Schools

The following information will be framed through an MTSS model in how schools can address bullying behavior through a tiered approach. Tier 1: Bullying Policy It is important to have a comprehensive and clear school board bullying policy. When creating or reviewing the policy, it is important to engage teachers,...
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Bullying Resources for Teachers

Teachers are important for bullying prevention as they spend the majority of time working with students. Below are steps and resources for teachers in preventing bullying. Develop a safe classroom environment Be aware of your school's bullying policy and procedures ​Set clear expectations for bystanders, victims, and perpetrators Create expectations...
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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 Search Process

The State Board of Education has chosen McPherson & Jacobson, LLC. to perform an executive search for the position of Commissioner of Education. McPherson & Jacobson, LLC will conduct a national search to find a pool of candidates for the position. The State Board is responsible for choosing the next...
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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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Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Goals, Action Steps and Progress GOAL: CIA1. REGULATIONS: Identify the rules that support personalized teaching and learning; review and revise (if necessary).Goal 1 Progress 66% Recommended Action Step 1. Research, develop, vet, and adopt personalized learning definition and Board Statement. (Q3 2018, NDE & FRNC) Recommended Action Step 2.  Review...
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Data & Privacy

Webinar Recording Webinar: Return to School – Addressing Privacy and Security Challenges in K-12 Education Recorded on August 7, 2020 Description: Did you know that Students were learning virtually way before 2020? And did you also know there are existing resources that have been created by the Privacy Technical Assistance Center...
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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) 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 SE Case 21-04 SE Case 21-03 SE Case 21-02...
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Dyslexia Guide

Dyslexia Guide: Technical Assistance for Providing Support for Students "One thing we know for certain about dyslexia is that it is one small area of difficulty in a sea of strengths. Having trouble with reading does not mean that you’ll have trouble with everything. In fact, most children with dyslexia...
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Education Innovation Networks (EIN)

Innovation Network Funds The State Board approved the use of funds to create several Innovation Networks. The Innovation Grant Program was created with the passage of Legislative Bill 519 in 2015. The competitive grant program provided resources and opportunities to support the development, expansion, and investment in innovative best practices....
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