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2014 ELA Standard

2014 English Language Arts Standards Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for English Language Arts Adopted by the State Board of Education on September 5, 2014 2014 ELA Standards (vertical) (pdf) 2014 ELA Standards (horizontal) (pdf) 2014 ELA Standards Glossary       An Overview of ELA Standards: Standards establish what...
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2018 EBPS Awards

OUTSTANDING LEADERS RECEIVE AWARDS AT NEBRASKA ENTREPRENEURSHIP BEST PRACTICES SUMMIT  NET Force Awards Flyer 2018 The Nebraska Entrepreneurship Task Force (NETForce) and the Nebraska Enterprise Fund presented special awards to three Nebraskans recognized for their leadership in entrepreneurship advocacy and entrepreneurship education during the Entrepreneurship Best Practices Summit that took...
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2020-21 Nebraska Essential Instructional Content for ELA

The 2020-21 Essential Instructional Content in English Language Arts/Literacy is a publication of Student Achievement Partners and is adapted for use by Nebraska educators. The information outlined in this document is based on research and the progression of learning within English Language Arts. It provides guidance for the field about...
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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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2024 Nebraska Teacher of the Year

Congratulations! Scott Phillips at Aurora Middle School 2024 Nebraska Teacher of the Year For more information: News Release Scott Phillips – TOY Brochure Congratulations to the National Teacher of the Year Finalists

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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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A Unique STEM Approach

Nebraska Department of Education’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Approach reflects an integrated and interdisciplinary philosophy to teaching and learning that emphasizes collaborative school-based, work-based, family-based, and community-based experiences as a context for helping students to master key competencies within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Teaching and learning resources,...
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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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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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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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Arts NOW Grant Program

The Nebraska Department of Education, in partnership with the Nebraska Arts Council, is pleased to provide funding for arts education projects to Nebraska’s school districts. Arts NOW Grants Awarded to Nebraska Schools Students across Nebraska will have access to projects in a wide range of arts through special grants awarded...
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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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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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BMIT Calendar

State and National Professional Development Conferences BMM and CIS Teacher Conferences MBA Conclave – September 30 – October 3, 2022; Minneapolis, MN National Teach Business Day – October 19, 2022 ACTE VISION – November 30 – December 3, 2022; Las Vegas, NV Computer Science Education Week – December 5 – 11, 2022 NETA – March...
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BMIT Standards Workshops

BMIT Fall Mini Conferences 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all locations Business Marketing Management (BMM) and Communication and Information Systems (CIS) will be featured at the three Fall Mini Conferences.  Participants will have an opportunity to learn ways to implement the standards for both CIS and BMM. (Agenda) Save...
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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 Policy Development

Developing a local policy for bullying prevention may include conversations about bullying among staff and stakeholder groups in the school and community, a review of sample policies and guidelines, and consultations with professional organizations and the district's legal counsel. Introduced in the 2007 legislative session by Senator Gwen Howard and...
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Bullying Resources for Parents

Guidance for Parents Responding to Bullying Behavior We recommend that parents take a collaborative approach when communicating with schools and collecting evidence of incidents of bullying. Further, it is important to continue to communicate with your student and work collaboratively with your school. The chart below contains steps that parents...
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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 Teachers

Prevention and Intervention Strategies Schoolwide Bullying Prevention The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has published a framework for school-wide bullying prevention. 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,...
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