Media Releases

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...

Aug 23rd

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.  Schools will receive either Initial Grants or Action Grants. The purpose of the Perkins...

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