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21st Century Community Learning Centers

The 21st CCLC is a competitive grant program to support the establishment of community learning centers offering expanded learning opportunities afterschool and in the summer.  This federally-funded program is authorized under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended. Nebraska’s 21st CCLCs create an afterschool...
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About Future Ready Nebraska

Nebraska has adopted the Future Ready framework as a structure of organizing and communicating the Future Ready Nebraska (FRN) plan. The Future Ready framework was developed by the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are...
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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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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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Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program

2019-20 AETP Award Applications are now closed.  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 Excellence in Teaching Program.  Funding is provided...
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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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BMIT Standards Workshops

BMIT Fall Mini Conferences 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all locations Business Marketing Management (BMM) and Communication and Information Systems (CIS) will be featured at the three Fall Mini Conferences.  Participants will have an opportunity to learn ways to implement the standards for both CIS and BMM. (Agenda) Save...
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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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Business, Marketing, and Management and Information Technology

Welcome BMIT Educators! Save the dates for our upcoming BMIT Fall Conferences. October 21 - ESU 10, 76 Plaza Blvd., Kearney October 28 - ESU 3, 6949 South 110th St., LaVista October 29 - ESU 7, 2657 44th Ave., Columbus Registration Opens August 1, 2020   Nebraska Observations and Recommendations by...
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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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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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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

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model, formerly known as a Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP), consists of ten 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,...
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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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E-Learning Days

About e-learning day programs E-learning days, or virtual learning time as it's sometimes called, has given schools and districts across the U.S. an option for continuing instructional programs away from the traditional brick and mortar setting. E-learning days can be part of an engaging instructional model that that can allow...
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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 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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