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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 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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About Future Ready Nebraska

Nebraska has adopted the Future Ready framework as a structure of organizing and communicating the Future Ready Nebraska (FRN) plan. The Future Ready framework was developed by the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are...
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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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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

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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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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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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Canvas Statewide Consortium

Nebraska's Canvas Consortium Starting in June of 2020, the NDE is excited to announce Canvas is going to be available through a statewide initiative to all Nebraska Public and Non-Public schools and districts. Canvas is a Learning Management System, or LMS. It is a collaborative platform used to manage online...
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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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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

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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Contact Information for World Language

Stephanie Call Education Specialist, World Language Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Office: 402-471-4331 Email: stephanie.call@nebraska.gov The role of the World Language Specialist is to provide statewide K-16 leadership, content expertise, technical assistance, and professional development to promote quality programs. Prior to her position, Stephanie taught Spanish grades 6-12 in rural and...
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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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