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2021 K-5 Student-Friendly Standards

The K-5 “student friendly” standards accompany Nebraska’s 2021 College- and Career-Ready Standards for English Language Arts. The standards reflect what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade level. The standards are written in accessible language and can be used to communicate learning expectations...
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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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A Unique STEM Approach

Nebraska Department of Education’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Approach reflects an integrated and interdisciplinary philosophy to teaching and learning that emphasizes collaborative school-based, work-based, family-based, and community-based experiences as a context for helping students to master key competencies within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Teaching and learning resources,...
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About Future Ready Nebraska

HISTORY The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) adopted the Future Ready framework as the structure for organizing and communicating the Future Ready Nebraska (FRN) plan in 2017. The Future Ready framework was developed by the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring...
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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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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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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

2024-25 AETP Award Application will open April 1, 2024.  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...
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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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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 FAQ

Bullying Flowchart What do I do when my student is a victim of bullying? The first step is to talk to the student and document available evidence to learn about the situation. Next, you will want to find your school's bullying policy and use that as a guide to learn...
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Bullying Requirements for Schools

79-2,137. School district; development and adoption of bullying prevention and education policy; review. (1) The Legislature finds and declares that: (a) Bullying disrupts a school's ability to educate students; and (b) Bullying threatens public safety by creating an atmosphere in which such behavior can escalate into violence. (2) For purposes...
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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 Parents

Parents can become involved in reducing aggressive behaviors and creating safer environments for their children at home and school. Parents are encouraged to become familiar with their school handbooks, bullying, discipline, and technology policies to gain knowledge of their school's response to bullying behavior. Parent-School Collaboration To effectively prevent bullying,...
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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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Bullying Resources for Students

Students play an important role in creating safe environments at school. Below you can find guidance and resources on how students can respond to bullying if they are a victim, perpetrator, or bystander. Guidance for StudentsVictims Acknowledge that it is not your fault. Communicate incidents of bullying with a trusted...
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Bullying Resources for Students

This page features resources for students, including The Trevor Project for LGBTQ+ students in crisis, Cyberbullying Research Center, Headspace for mindfulness, PACER Kids Against Bullying, and PACER Teens Against Bullying for elementary and older school students to learn about preventing bullying. The Trevor Project The Trevor Project is an online...
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Bullying Resources for Teachers

Staff Development and Resources for Teachers Training and instruction for bullying prevention and intervention of all administrators, certified staff, support staff, and ancillary groups should include developing awareness, skill-building, and monitoring progress to effectively prevent and intervene in bullying behaviors and encourage pro-social behaviors. The staff development plan should additionally...
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Business, Marketing, and Management and Information Technology

Welcome BMIT Educators! Use the links on the left to access Business, Marketing, and Information Technology resources. Financial Literacy Act Guidance  Computer Science and Technology Act Guidance Subscribe to the BMIT email listserv Register for the BMIT Fall Conferences This year you can choose to attend the Omaha or Kearney...
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