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Federal Programs

Welcome to the Nebraska Department of Education's Federal Programs web page. Below are the resources and services our division provides to Schools, Administrators, Teachers, and the Public from all over Nebraska. Federal Programs Accountability and Assessment Waiver On March 27th Nebraska received a waiver from USDE for 2019-20 assessments, accountability, school...
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Fine Arts Education

Fine Arts Education Resources for Remote Learning Additional Remote Learning Resources: Fine Arts (SEADAE) Instructional Resources   Join our Fine Arts Listservs: You may join one or all of them. We will send out information regarding each discipline. MEDIA ARTS VISUAL ARTS DANCE MUSIC THEATRE   Fine Arts Standards: Nebraska's...
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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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Future Ready Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

3 Taglines which describe focus of work in this area Builds Instructional Partnerships Empowers Students as Creators Curates Digital Resources and Tools   Builds Instructional Partnerships OUTCOME: Partners with educators to design and implement evidence-based curricula and assessments that integrate elements of deeper learning, critical thinking, information literacy, digital citizenship,...
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Future Ready Data and Privacy

1 Tagline which describes the focus of work in this area Advocates for Student Privacy   Advocates for Student Privacy OUTCOME: Teaches and promotes student data privacy through their instruction and role as educational leaders. Sample Strategies ~Parent training on privacy, digital citizenship and online safety ~Regular lessons on digital...
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Future Ready Personalized Professional Development

1 Tagline which describes the focus of work in this area Facilitates Professional Learning   Facilitates Professional Learning OUTCOME: Leads professional learning to cultivate broader understanding of the skills that comprise success in a digital age (e.g., critical thinking, information literacy, digital citizenship, technology competencies, etc.) Sample Strategies ~Teach professional...
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Future Ready Robust Infrastructure

1 Tagline which describes the focus of the work in this area Ensures Equitable Digital Access   Ensures Equitable Digital Access OUTCOME: Provides and advocates for equitable access to connectivity, digital devices, information, resources, programming, and services in support of the district’s strategic vision. Sample Strategies for Future Ready Librarians...
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Future Ready Use of Space and Time

1 Tagline which describes the focus of work in this area Designs Collaborative Spaces     Designs Collaborative Spaces OUTCOME: Provides flexible spaces that promote inquiry, creativity, collaboration and community. Sample Strategies for Future Ready Librarians ~Reevaluate Makerspace design areas ~Replace old bookcases with shorter, mobile bookcases ~Purchase flexible seating...
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Health Education

Health Education is a unique and separate academic discipline. It influences individual, family, and societal development, knowledge, attitudes and behavior and seeks the improvement of individual, family and community health. Health education helps individuals seek that which moves them toward optimal stages of wellness. It means also to aid individuals...
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Health Science

Career Pathways and Specialty Examples Health Informatics Workers occupy many different levels of health care related employment. This pathway includes health care administrators who manage health care agencies as well as those individuals who are responsible for managing all of the patient data and information, financial information, and computer applications...
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High Ability Learners

The goal of NDE’s High Ability Learning (HAL) program is to provide leadership, content area expertise and technical assistance to Nebraska schools, Educational Service Units (ESUs), teacher preparation institutions, and other educational entities related to high ability learning.  In addition, the NDE HAL program oversees and manages HAL state funds...
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HIV AIDS Education

Welcome to the HIV/Sexual Health Education  Homepage HIV/STD prevention and sexual health education is an essential component of students’ physical, social and emotional development. Comprehensive sexual health education programs ideally start in prekindergarten and continue through Grade 12. Programs that include age- and developmentally appropriate, medically accurate information on a...
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Human Sciences and Family and Consumer Sciences

Welcome to the Human Sciences & Education Website This Career Field consists of four clusters: Education & Training Family & Consumer Sciences Law, Public Safety and Security Government and Public Administration

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Interactive Sites for Student Use or Teacher Professional Development

StudySpanish.com Site that offers practice with vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and more. No fee for use of the site. Universal Currency Converter Inspiration Software (Kidspiration) Download the interactive graphic organizer program for a free 30 day trial. WebQuest Searchable site of pre-designed interactive lessons for students. Transparent Language While this site...
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Loan Forgiveness Programs

Select the link below for more information on the specific program. Nebraska - Forgivable Loans EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING ACT FORGIVABLE LOANS (Rule 25) - For Nebraska residents currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate teacher education program at an eligible Nebraska institution: For eligible students working towards their initial certificate...
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Mathematics Education

Welcome to NDE Mathematics Home Page   Nebraska's College and Career Ready Standards for Mathematics Adopted by the State Board of Education on September 4, 2015 2015 Mathematics Standards (vertical) (pdf) 2015 Mathematics Standards (horizontal) (pdf) Nebraska’s standards organized with three levels of specificity: K-12 Comprehensive Statements - Identify broad,...
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Migrant Education Program

MEP Bulletin - CLICK HERE to subscribe to the Nebraska Migrant bulletin for the latest information. To help migrant children and youth meet high academic challenges by overcoming the obstacles created by frequent moves, educational disruption, cultural and language differences, and health-related problems. Ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and...
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Multicultural/Diversity Education

Power of the Role Models: interactive, downloadable--updated May 2016 Standards NDE standards has incorporated multicultural education. Visit the weblink to review by content area. Standards Webpage   Power of the Role Models Interactive website displaying Native American's from Nebraska and their occupations. https://sites.google.com/a/education.ne.gov/power-of-role-models/    

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National Assessment of Educational Progress

What is NAEP? While states have their own unique assessments with different content standards, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), provides a “common yardstick” to measure what students across the nation know and can do. NAEP assessments cover ten subject areas, including mathematics, reading, writing, and science. The results...
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NDE Legislative Corner

In an effort to keep others informed on important legislation impacting education in our state, the Communications and Outreach team has developed the NDE Legislative Corner. The Nebraska Unicameral is typically in session January through April. NDE Legislative Corner March 24, 2017 NDE Legislative Corner March 10, 2017 NDE Legislative...
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Nebraska Adult Education Directors

Nebraska Department of Education Tate Lauer, Director Nebraska Department of Education PO Box 94987 Lincoln, NE 68509 402/471-4807  FAX 402/471-0117 tate.lauer@nebraska.gov Carla Stucky Shuck, Consultant 402/471-4806 Carla.stuckyshuck@nebraska.gov Laura Ruppert Adult Education Program Specialist phone: 402/471-4384 laura.ruppert@nebraska.gov Cindy Hauser, Program Associate 402/471-4830 cindy.hauser@nebraska.gov Central Community College Area Ann Chambers, Director PO Box 4903...
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Nebraska Career & Technical Education

The Strengthening Career & Technical Education for the 21st Century law, or “Perkins V,” is a federal education program that invests in secondary, postsecondary and adult Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the territories. Perkins is: Dedicated to the continuous improvement of and relevancy...
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Nebraska Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)

DECA DECA is organized around an ambitious goal: to improve education and career opportunities for students interested in careers in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) provides innovative leadership and career development programs for students interested in business administration, management,...
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