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2020 Data Conference

2020 Vision: Focus on Data Quality Conference Now Available: 2020 Data Conference On-Demand Videos Due to the challenges and realities associated with COVID19, the NDE has been working through contingency plans for the 2020 Data Conference. In lieu of holding an in-person conference this year, we are making available a...
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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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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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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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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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BMIT Calendar

August 2019 1:  BMIT Fall Workshop Registration Opens - Registration Link September 2019  13: BMIT Fall Mini Conference - UNO Mammel Hall, Omaha 24: Nebraska FBLA Fall Leadership Conference, Kearney Holiday Inn 25: Nebraska FBLA Fall Leadership Conference, Omaha Ramada Plaza October 2019 Business, Marketing & Management/Computer Information Systems Standards Workshops 16:...
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Business, Marketing, and Management and Information Technology

Welcome BMIT Educators! Save the dates for our upcoming BMIT Fall Conferences. October 21 - ESU 10, 76 Plaza Blvd., Kearney October 28 - ESU 3, 6949 South 110th St., LaVista October 29 - ESU 7, 2657 44th Ave., Columbus Registration Opens August 1, 2020   Nebraska Observations and Recommendations by...
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Certification Investigations

The Nebraska Department of Education needs you help: The Department is collecting feedback on Rule 27 and the standards of conduct contained therein. Please take a few moments to take our survey. Click here. The purpose of the Certification Investigations' Office is to ensure that individuals who hold a certificate...
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Communications & Outreach

Mission The mission of the Nebraska Department of Education’s Office of Communications and Outreach is to support the successful execution and communication of the Department’s mission, vision and values. The Office of Communications and Outreach is responsible for assisting Department leadership, operations, and program staff in providing clear, consistent, and effective communication...
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Contact

Communications & Outreach Staff Katie Bieber Director of Communications P: 402-471-5025 E: katie.bieber@nebraska.gov @NDE_GOV Shauna Groenewold Web and Social Media Specialist P: 402-471-3186 E: shauna.groenewold@nebraska.gov @NDE_PS   David Hefley Web Content Manager P: 402-471-4538 E: david.hefley@nebraska.gov         David Jespersen Public Information Officer P: 402-471-4537 E: david.jespersen@nebraska.gov @NDE_News   Drew Worster Multimedia Specialist...
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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! 71% of Nebraska's students...
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Current Hearing Drafts

Title 92, Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapter 21, Regulations of the Issuance of Certificates and Permits to Teach, Provide Special Services, and Administer in Nebraska Schools, https://cdn.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/HDRule-21_2019.pdf as approved by the Commissioner 09/09/2019.  A public hearing was held 10/15/ 2019; the State Board approved 3/6/2020; and the rule was sent to...
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Data, Research, and Evaluation

Office of Data, Research, and Evaluation - Sections Application Development – Focusing on the development of IT applications to support data reporting and data use by School Districts and the general public. Data Collections – Integrating the collection, refinement and use of educational data to meet federal and state reporting requirements, ensuring...
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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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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 a CTSO chapter of Educators Rising in your school! Encouraging a student that has a future in teaching to go for it! Preparing to...
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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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Educator Certification

COVID-19, Conditional Permits and PRAXIS II INFORMATION: We understand that there may be difficulties with submitting a passing score for the Praxis II content test.  Depending on your situation, we want to work with applicants who are still waiting to take a test at home or have scheduled a test...
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Educator Effectiveness

 Have questions about Educator Effectiveness? Ask them here!    Nebraska Teacher and Principal Performance Standards The Nebraska Teacher and Principal Performance Standards were approved by the Nebraska State Board of Education in April 2020.  The standards are linked below: Nebraska Teacher and Principal Performance Standards   Congratulations to the 2020...
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Educator Preparation

Quick Link News Content Test Scores Updated - 7-12-18 Preparing quality teachers and other professional educators for the State of Nebraska is a vital component of the Nebraska Department of Education's mission. The Teacher Education Program Approval section is charged with the responsibility of reviewing and approving teacher and administrator...
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Educator Resources

Educator Resources: For Elementary, Middle, and High School Programs For Distance Learning World Language Programs (coming soon) ESU Course Clearinghouse for Distance Learning Offerings For Heritage Speakers Programs For Educator Professional Development For Dual Language Programs Must-Mark Websites: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Nebraska International Language Association...
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Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility

Nebraska's Waiver from NCLB Nebraska’s written request for ESEA Flexibility shifts the focus of accountability and gives us a more robust picture of what our students can do. It is an opportunity to outline our goals, create a shared vision and tell our Nebraska story. Nebraska's waiver from NCLB. The...
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