Media Releases

November 2018

Nov 8th

OUTSTANDING LEADERS RECEIVE AWARDS AT NEBRASKA ENTREPRENEURSHIP BEST PRACTICES SUMMIT

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 place in York, NE on October 30th. The Summit focuses on enhancing the entrepreneurial ecosystem...

October 2018

Oct 17th

NEBRASKA STUDENTS RANK HIGH COMPARED TO PEER STATES ON ACT

Nebraska achievement levels kept pace with the national average on the ACT entrance exam that measures college readiness in English, reading, mathematics, and science. This was the first year nearly 100% of graduates took the ACT as part of a statewide assessment. Nebraska started offering the ACT for free to...

Oct 9th

2018 DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AND INCLUSION AWARDS

Four Nebraska VR partners received awards for their role in creating inclusive workplaces and advocacy for disability employment during a ceremony October 9 at the State Capitol. Entrepreneur Award for Disability Employment and Inclusion Award: Toby Mickelson, Old West Radon – Kearney, NE  Toby Mickelson is enthusiastic, customer-oriented, and wants to...

Oct 1st

NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON HONORS AWARDED TO FOUR NEBRASKA SCHOOLS

Four Nebraska schools have been named as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The U.S. Department of Education recognized the four Nebraska schools for demonstrating that all students can achieve to...

September 2018

Sep 25th

Commissioner Blomstedt Testifies at Senate Hearing on ESSA

Nebraska Commissioner of Education Matthew L. Blomstedt joined two other state education chiefs September 25 to testify at the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing, The Every Student Succeeds Act: States Leading the Way. Commissioner Blomstedt, Delaware Department of Education Secretary Susan Bunting, and South Carolina Department...

August 2018

Aug 31st

NEBRASKA RANKS SECOND IN NATION IN ATTENDANCE

Millions of students nationwide are chronically absent from school, meaning they are missing enough school days to be considered academically troubled. Thousands of public schools across the United States have chronic student absence rates that affect 30 percent or more of their students. These statistics from a recent report by...

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