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Nebraska School Safety

What's New? Introducing K-12 Suicide Prevention - Postvention Online Training - Available August 1, 2018 The basics regarding the state statute regarding school safety: §79-2,144 The state school security director appointed pursuant to section 79-2,143 shall be responsible for providing leadership and support for safety and security for the public schools. Duties of...
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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, is the nation’s education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. In order for Nebraska schools to access the funds provided from this Act, the Nebraska Department of Education submitted a statewide plan to describe how we will leverage these...
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Grants Management System

 Users who are tasked with the management/oversight of their agency's grant applications and missed one of our District Administrator GMS Security Webinars can find resources below.   Grants Management System (GMS) Description and Purpose The GMS is a web-based system used by the Department for processing various grants and plans....
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PPCS and Veterans Education

Private Postsecondary Career Schools Mission Statement The Private Postsecondary Career Schools and Veterans Education section of the Nebraska Department of Education has the responsibility of authorizing private postsecondary career schools to operate educational programs and to recruit students for their schools. Veterans Education Mission Statement We are designated as the...
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High Ability Learners

  2016-2017 High Ability Learners (HAL) Contact: Becky Keilig 402-471-0737 or becky.keilig@nebraska.gov 

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Nebraska Teacher of the Year

2019 Nebraska Teacher of the Year Application and Nomination Forms: Nebraska Teacher of the Year Application (Electronic fillable form) Nebraska Teacher of the Year Application (Printable PDF form) Nebraska Teacher of the Year Nomination Form (Electronic fillable form) TIMELINE January/February 2018 Application packets available August 1, 2018 (CST) Postmarked or Submitted...
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Nebraska Public Schools Administrators Email Lists

These lists are in Excel format and include name, address, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for superintendents and principals. The Department of Education does not collect e-mail addresses for teachers.   Contact Please report any changes in e-mail addresses to: NDE.HELPDESK@nebraska.gov 888-285-0556 or locally 402-471-3151  

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Educator Preparation

WELCOME TO THE EDUCATOR PREPARATION HOME PAGE Quick Link News EETP Application is now closed - 05-08-18 NDE 20-004 Report and Rule 24 Matrices - 2-15-18 Content Test Scores Updated - 8-18-17 Preparing quality teachers and other professional educators for the State of Nebraska is a vital component of the Nebraska Department...
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Federal Programs

2018-03-05_CoverLetter_NPWithinBoundaries_ConsultationEducation is primarily a State and local responsibility in the United States. It is States and communities, as well as public and private organizations of all kinds, that establish schools and colleges, develop curricula, and determine requirements for enrollment and graduation. These federal programs assist in completing the educational goals...
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Research and Evaluation

The Nebraska Department of Education is committed to providing high-quality evidence to inform statewide educational policy and decision-making. As such, the Research & Evaluation operation is dedicated to pursuing the research priorities of the Commissioner of Education and the Nebraska State Board of Education. What follows is a selection of...
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Migrant Education Program

About the Nebraska Migrant Education Program (MEP) MEP Flyer The Nebraska Migrant Education Program (MEP) has been working to ensure that migrant children fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children. To achieve this, the MEP supports educational programs for migrant children to help reduce the...
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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 Review

The Value of World Language Middlebury Interactive Language’s free poster download illustrates five reasons to learn another language. It’s time to think more about “the why” of language learning. If your “why” explanation has centered only around college admittance requirements, you may be inadvertently advocating for your students to think...
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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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Response to Intervention

Welcome to RtI Welcome to Nebraska's Response to Intervention (RtI) website! In Nebraska, each school district is responsible for assuring that high quality services are provided to every child. Response to intervention (RtI) is a framework that allows Nebraska school districts to expand their capacity to effectively educate all students...
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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 2017 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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Educator Effectiveness

Educator Effectiveness   Educator Effectiveness Belief Statement The State Board believes that students should be surrounded by effective educators throughout their learning experiences such that schools and districts develop effective teachers and leaders who establish a culture of success. Nebraska Strategic Vision and Direction - Outcomes and Goals for Educator...
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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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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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