News Releases

November 2020

October 2020

Oct 29th

NEBRASKA STUDENTS AWARDED SEALS OF BILITERACY

The Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska International Language Association have awarded 38 Seals of Biliteracy to 37 Nebraska students this semester. The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is a collaboration between the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) and the Nebraska International Language Association honoring high school students who have...

Oct 20th

2020 DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AND INCLUSION AWARDS

Four Nebraska VR partners received awards for their role in creating inclusive workplaces and advocacy for disability employment. The 2020 Disability Employment and Inclusion Awards highlight the successful partnership between Nebraska VR and the businesses and communities they serve. Nebraska VR offers individualized services to help people with disabilities find...

Oct 15th

NEBRASKA STUDENTS CONTINUE TO OUT-PERFORM PEER STATES ON ACT

Nebraska achievement levels remained steady and on pace with the national average on the ACT entrance exam that measures college readiness in English, reading, mathematics, and science. For the third year, nearly 100 percent of Nebraska graduates took the ACT as part of the Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS). Nebraska’s...

Oct 13th

reVISION GRANTS AWARDED TO NEBRASKA SCHOOLS

The Nebraska State Board of Education awarded reVISION grants to schools across the state to help develop Nebraska’s talent pipelines for economic growth and workforce development, while strengthening high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. The competitive Perkins reVISION Action Grant program provides Perkins funds for secondary school districts...

Oct 5th

NDE SEEKING PUBLIC INPUT ON NEBRASKA FINE ARTS STANDARDS

The Nebraska Department of Education is seeking input from the public on the 2014 Nebraska Fine Arts Standards. The information collected will be used as part of the standards review and revision process. The revision process is expected to be completed by Fall 2021. State law requires updates to the...

Oct 2nd

NEBRASKA PARTICIPATES IN LOCAL PRODUCE CRUNCH OFF COMPETITION

In celebration of National Farm to School Month, Nebraska is participating in an eight-state Crunch Off competition during the month of October. Nebraska is competing against Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming to determine who will be crowned the Mountain Plains Region Crunch Off Champion by...

Oct 1st

NEBRASKA OBSERVES NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH

Nebraska VR today announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate the public about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities....

September 2020

Sep 24th

NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON HONORS AWARDED TO SIX NEBRASKA SCHOOLS

Six Nebraska schools have been named as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The Nebraska schools that were honored are: David City Elementary School, David City Public Schools in David City...

August 2020

Aug 14th

NEBRASKA FCCLA MEMBERS RECOGNIZED WITH SUCCESS AT VIRTUAL NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) held the organization’s first-ever Virtual National Leadership Conference. Instead of gathering in-person, students joined an online platform July 7-9, 2020, blending virtual reality and gaming technology to transform FCCLA’s National Leadership Conference into a dynamic, “on-demand” virtual experience. This year’s historic Virtual...

July 2020

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