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Heritage Speakers Programs

Research: Heritage speaker programs present language study of a “world” or “foreign language” to learners with a family heritage in that language. Here are some key points about heritage language study: HL students have acquired nearly 90% of the phonological system of a prestige dialect of their ancestral language. HL...
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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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High School Resource Materials

Best Resources Foreign Languages & The Literary in the Everyday: Helping Students to Make Meaning The Foreign Languages and the Literary in the Everyday (FLLITE) project  is an archive of literacy-based materials. It includes forum spaces for discussions between members of teaching communities and examples of how to integrate the...
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High School World Language Models

All secondary students must have access to a minimum of two years of world language study. There are many types of models schools can use depending on the needs and goals of the school and community. Dual Language Immersion Programs Dual language immersion programs provide content instruction in both English...
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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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How Nebraska Businesses Support the Seal of Biliteracy

Nebraska businesses are encouraged to consider the Seal of Biliteracy as a measurement for student achievement in language learning and proficiency. Businesses may show their support for world language learning  and biliteracy by signing on to the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy Letter of Support and by posting the "We Support...
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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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Information Systems Officer Preface

Message from Information System Officer, Dean Folkers: Greetings. If one were to think about the different ways technology has changed our everyday life it does not take very long to come to the realization that the world continues to change at a rapid pace.  The role of process, policy, and...
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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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Introduction to the Nebraska World Language Standards

The Nebraska World Language Standards represent an organization both consistent with other content areas and unique to the parameters of world language programming in Nebraska. Guideline to Read the Structure of the Standards Guideline to the overall structure of Nebraska’s World Language Standards. The Five "C"s of Nebraska's World Language...
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K-12 Districts and the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy

Schools are encouraged to recognize the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy. Providing access to proficiency driven world language instruction ensures each student access to greater success. Support can be evident in programming, access to assessments, recognition on transcripts and diplomas, and award ceremonies. It is suggested that each district designate an...
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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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Making Languages Our Business

For US employers the demand for foreign language skills is greater than ever before. Whether it is in the boardroom, in the field, with customers and partners, or on social media companies today are increasingly more likely to conduct business in a language other than English. Consequently, a command in...
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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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Message from the Commissioner

Nebraska is committed to providing personalized digital learning opportunities for student success in learning, earning and living. In support of the State Board of Education’s Strategic Vision and Direction plan and goals, the Nebraska Department of Education is pleased to release the first ever statewide Future Ready Nebraska Digital Learning...
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Middle School Resource Materials

Best Web Offerings Effective World Language Learning and Instruction Association for Middle Level Education Middle schools across the United States use a variety of models for teaching languages. The strategies range from providing brief experiences in multiple languages across the middle school grades to providing full immersion programs where all...
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Middle School World Language Models

All secondary students must have access to a minimum of two years of world language study. Some schools allow students to access these high school credits while the student is still in grades 7-8. There are many types of models schools can use depending on the needs and goals of...
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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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Moral Turpitude Guidance

Importance of Moral Turpitude Title 92, Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapter 27 Section 004.02I requires educators to report acts of moral turpitude, felonies, and certain misdemeanors. As an educator if you have sufficient cause to believe that an act of moral turpitude has occurred, you do have a duty to report...
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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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NDE WL Guest Lecture Series

NDE World Language Specialist Stephanie Call introduces experts in world language teaching and learning to provide free, timely resources. The following webinars were recorded in the summer of 2020. Please review websites for recordings and resources. Rebecca Colagreco, Iowa Braille School "Special Education Accommodations in World Language" Live Thursday July...
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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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