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21st Century Community Learning Centers

21st CCLC is a federally-funded competitive grant program designed to support the establishment of community learning centers serving students in high need school buildings. Funding is provided by the Federal government through the No Child Left Behind Act, Every Student Succeeds Act, and is administered by the Nebraska Department of Education....
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About the Programs

EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAM INFORMATION There are fifteen (15) 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 by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or...
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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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Afterschool Programs

Helpful Resources for Starting an Afterschool Program Afterschool programs keep students safe and provide students with a place to learn, develop skills and build relationships with professional staff and fellow students. Afterschool programs give students the opportunity to also explore other interests, hobbies and engage in fun activities. Students have...
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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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Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program

2019-20 AETP Award Applications are available now. See below for link to application page. Excellence in Teaching Act Forgivable Loan Programs On April 22, 2009, the Excellence in Teaching Act (§§ 79-8,132−79-8,140 R.R.S.) was signed by Governor Heineman revising the existing Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program and authorizing the Enhancing...
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Business, Marketing, and Management and Information Technology

Welcome BMIT Educators! Save the dates for our upcoming BMIT Fall Mini Conferences. September 13 - UNO Mammel Hall, Omaha October 16 and 17 - ESU 10, Kearney Registration Opens August 1, 2019  Register here! Nebraska Observations and Recommendations by MBA Research & Curriculum Center Nebraska business and industry panels...
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Certification Investigations

The purpose of the Certification Investigations' Office is to ensure that individuals who hold a certificate issued by the Nebraska Department of Education adhere to the standards of professional conduct and ethics as set forth in Title 92, Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapter 27 (Rule 27).  A Standards of Conduct and...
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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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Coordinated School Health

Physical Education Standards Adopted 10/7/2016 A Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP) model consists of eight interactive components. Schools by themselves cannot, and should not be expected to address the nation's most serious health and social problems. Families, health care workers, the media, religious organizations, community organizations that serve youth and...
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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! 71% of Nebraska's students...
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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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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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Education and Training

Welcome to the Education and Training Website! If you are visiting, most likely you are: Exploring what NDE has for you in Education and Training! Starting a CTSO chapter of Educators Rising in your school! Encouraging a student that has a future in teaching to go for it! Preparing to...
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Educational Technology

Our Purpose The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) promotes the use of current and emerging technologies through initiatives and partnerships that expand opportunities for learning beyond the boundaries of the school and classroom. The Guiding Principles used in developing the Digital Education Position Statement and approved by the Nebraska State Board of...
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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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Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility

Nebraska's Waiver from NCLB Nebraska’s written request for ESEA Flexibility shifts the focus of accountability and gives us a more robust picture of what our students can do. It is an opportunity to outline our goals, create a shared vision and tell our Nebraska story. The link to the waiver...
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English Learner Programs

The purposes of Title III are to: Improve the education of English Learners by assisting them attain English proficiency, attain high levels of academic achievement in English and meet challenging academic standards. AND Provide enhanced instructional opportunities for immigrant children and youth. Contact Information Allyson Olson, 402-471-4694 allyson.olson@nebraska.gov English Learner...
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Entrepreneurship

Course Outlines Nebraska Entrepreneurship Education Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education National Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education EntrepreneurShip Investigation (ESI) 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...
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Entrepreneurship Education

    Entrepreneurship Best Practices Summit 2019 Promo Video https://youtu.be/BR7ja_9CVno   OUTSTANDING LEADERS RECEIVE AWARDS AT NEBRASKA ENTREPRENEURSHIP BEST PRACTICES SUMMIT NET Force Awards Flyer 2018 2018 EBPS Award Pictures The Nebraska Entrepreneurship Task Force (NET Force) and co-sponsor, the Nebraska Enterprise Fund, presented awards to three Nebraskans recognized for...
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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 NDE-ESU Family Community Engagement Input Sessions are now scheduled ESU 16, North Platte, March 27 2019, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM ESU...
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Farm To School

ANNOUNCEMENTS USDA Farm to School Census The third Farm to School Census is open until November 4, 2019.  In 2014, Nebraska had a 68% response rate, and the goal is to have more than 80% of Nebraska districts respond to the 2019 Census.  Thanks in advance for your cooperation!  The...
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