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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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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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World Languages Education

World Language Week April 1-7, 2018 View details about World Language Week   Employment & Employer Opportunities Search World Language Teaching Positions World Language Updates and Communication If you are interested in being included in bi-weekly updates on WL Education and related opportunities, please contact stephanie.call@nebraska.gov. In the email to...
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Health Education

**Physical Education Standards Adopted 10/7/2016** 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...
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21st Century Community Learning Centers

21st CCLC is a federally-funded competitive grant program designed to support the establishment of community learning centers serving students in high need school buildings. Funding is provided by the Federal government through the No Child Left Behind Act, Every Student Succeeds Act, and is administered by the Nebraska Department of Education....
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Entrepreneurship Education

  OUTSTANDING LEADERS RECEIVE AWARDS AT NEBRASKA ENTREPRENEURSHIP BEST PRACTICES SUMMIT Photos are available using the following link. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1E0YfmaJ0vvsk6itBlDGm8J2oLXOQWnp3 Net Force Awards Flyer The Nebraska Entrepreneurship Task Force (NET Force) and co-sponsor, the Nebraska Enterprise Fund, presented awards to three Nebraskans recognized for their leadership in entrepreneurship advocacy and entrepreneurship...
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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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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 an Educators Rising as a CTSO in your school!                        ...
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Coordinated School Health

Physical Education Standards Adopted 10/7/2016 A Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP) model consists of eight 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, community organizations that serve youth and...
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Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program

2017-18 AETP Award Applications are now closed 2018-19 AETP Award Applications will be available at your institution in September 2018 Current recipients will need to re-apply to be considered for 18-19 funds 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...
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Work Based Learning

Please visit our NEW Workplace Experiences website http://www.nebraskaworkplaceexperiences.com Contact Gregg Christensen Work-Based Learning 301 Centennial Mall South PO Box 94987 Lincoln, NE 68509-4987 Phone: (402) 471-4337 Fax: (402) 471-4565 gregg.christensen@nebraska.gov

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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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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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Expanded Learning Opportunities

Quality Afterschool and Summer Opportunities for Nebraska K-12 Youth What is an ELO? The term Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs) describes an array of safe and structured programs that offer healthy growth, development and academic opportunities for youth. In Nebraska, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLCs) are ELOs that provide...
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Nebraska eBooks

Welcome to the Nebraska eBooks Project! The NeBooks Project is a partnership between schools, state agencies and non-profit organizations across Nebraska for the common purpose of providing quality instructional materials. The initial focus of this project was creating Nebraska focused eBooks for use in meeting 4th grade Nebraska History standards....
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Nebraska Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)

    The Center for Student Leadership   CTSO Professional Development Opportunities 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...
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Family and Community Engagement

"Raising the next generation is a shared responsibility. When families, communities and schools work together, students are more successful and the entire community benefits." -U.S. Department of Education The Nebraska Department of Education identified family engagement as an essential area of focus in its new Accountability for a Quality Education...
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HIV AIDS Education

Welcome to the HIV/AIDS Education & Prevention Homepage Healthy Youth Nebraska: Addressing Risks, Resiliency & Barriers to Success Conference Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 Holiday Inn in Kearney HIV/AIDS Prevention Program Overview HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus.  AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.   It is the result of the HIV...
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OER – Open Education Resources

Open educational resources(OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. The development and promotion of open educational resources is often motivated by a desire to provide an alternate or enhanced educational paradigm. Most OER...
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You’ve Passed All the Tests!

Dear Graduate: You’ve recently passed all the GED® tests? Congratulations on meeting the scoring requirements making you eligible to obtain a State of Nebraska Department of Education High School Diploma! Change of Address? Contact the GED® Testing Service to ask for an update to your account: 877-392-6433 and email your...
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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...
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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 Marisol Birth, Program Specialist 402/471-4826 Marisol.birth@nebraska.gov Jan Drbal, Professional Assistant 402/471-4830 jan.drbal@nebraska.gov Central Community College Area Ann Chambers, Director PO Box 4903 Grand Island, NE...
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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 by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or...
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