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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 environment...
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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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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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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 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

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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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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Canvas Statewide Consortium

Schools that are having issues with their SIS integration should go to the Canvas Support and Training page linked on the left! Nebraska's Canvas Consortium Starting in June of 2020, the NDE announced it had entered into a contract with Instructure to provide its Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) to...
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Certification Investigations

The Nebraska Department of Education - Certification Investigations The Nebraska Legislature has passed two bills that will have a significant impact on school districts. The first bill, LB 1080, requires school districts to have specific policies in place before June 30, 2021 to prevent sexual misconduct, including grooming, between an...
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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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Contact

David Jespersen Administrator 402-471-4537 david.jespersen@nebraska.gov Jeannie Chastain Conference & Event Specialist 402-471-2288 jeannie.chastain@nebraska.gov Shauna Groenewold Web and Social Media Specialist 402-471-3186 shauna.groenewold@nebraska.go... Drew Worster Multimedia Specialist 402-471-0533 drew.worster@nebraska.gov Justin Broughton Web Developer 402-440-0436 justin.broughton@nebraska.gov Sydney Wolfe Graphic Designer 402-310-9581 sydney.wolfe@nebraska.gov Neum Schmickrath Web Developer 402-314-5087 neum.schmickrath@nebraska.gov

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Contact Us

Assistance is provided by the following Nebraska Department of Education staff. Contact information and a description of services available are included. Jay Martin School Safety & Security Director 402-471-2944 jay.martin@nebraska.gov Scott Stemper Emergency Operations Plan & School Safety & Security Specialist 402-309-4053 scott.stemper@nebraska.gov Ellen D'Amore School Safety & Grants Program...
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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! 79% of...
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Data Governance, Data Security and Privacy

There have been 1,619 publicly reported incidents of cyber-attacks in schools within the US from 2016 to 2022 according to The K – 12 Cybersecurity Resource Center. Because of this, it is important for school districts to have strong plans in place for data governance, data security and data privacy....
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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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