News Releases

November 2019

Nov 27th

NEBRASKA SCHOOLS IMPROVE AQUESTT CLASSIFICATIONS

The Nebraska Department of Education announced today that 50 Nebraska schools have improved their 2019 AQuESTT classification. Accountability for a Quality Education System Today and Tomorrow, or AQuESTT, helps to ensure all students across backgrounds and circumstances have access and opportunities for success. AQuESTT annually classifies schools and districts as...

Nov 14th

NEBRASKA COMMISSIONER CHOSEN AS CCSSO PRESIDENT-ELECT

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced its 2019-20 Board of Directors this week, following elections at the 2019 Annual Policy Forum in Atlanta, GA. Jillian Balow, Superintendent of Public Instruction in Wyoming, assumed the presidency and Matthew L. Blomstedt, Nebraska Commissioner of Education, was chosen as president-elect....

Nov 11th

COMMISSIONER EMPHASIZES CIVICS ON VETERANS DAY

Every year Veterans Day provides an opportunity for Americans to honor the men and women who have served in our armed forces. There are parades and assemblies throughout the country and in communities across Nebraska.  While these events provide a worthy outlet to show veterans our gratitude and respect, there...

Nov 7th

STEP UP TO QUALITY CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS

Step Up to Quality is celebrating its five-year anniversary this year, a milestone in Nebraska’s commitment to quality early childhood education. High-quality child care and early childhood education is important for our state’s future. As Nebraska’s QRIS (Quality Rating and Improvement System), Step Up to Quality supports early child care...

October 2019

Oct 16th

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 second year, nearly 100% of Nebraska graduates took the ACT as part of the statewide assessment system. Nebraska’s average 2019 ACT...

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