News Releases

December 2023

Dec 4th

Nebraska Students Awarded Seals of Biliteracy

The Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska International Language Association have awarded 108 Seals of Biliteracy to Nebraska students in November 2023. The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is to honor high school students who have achieved a high level of proficiency in English and at least one other language....

November 2023

Nov 21st

Elementary Educator First in Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca District to Receive $25,000 Milken Educator Award

BIO, PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca (SDA) Middle School reading and English Language Arts (ELA) teacher Leslie McIntosh has spent nearly her entire life in this community, and today, her commitment to her classroom and students earned her the very first Milken Educator Award in SDA Public Schools. The Award...

October 2023

Oct 30th

Growing Readers Initiative

Children who are on track to read by third grade have a significant advantage for future learning.  Families that encourage reading in the home and read with their children are critical to early reading success. With that in mind, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is committing $2 million to...

Oct 5th

Farm to School Network Takes Root in Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Education, Center for Rural Affairs, Nebraska Extension, Buy Fresh Buy Local, and No More Empty Pots are pleased to announce the establishment of the Farm to School Network in Nebraska. The network aims to increase access to fresh and nutritious foods in Nebraska schools and strengthen...

Oct 3rd

2023 Disability Employment and Inclusion Awards

Photos of the winners are available at: Five Nebraska VR partners received awards for their role in creating inclusive workplaces and advocacy for disability employment. The 2023 Disability Employment and Inclusion Awards highlight the successful partnership between Nebraska VR and the businesses and communities they serve. Nebraska VR offers...

September 2023

Sep 19th


Four Nebraska schools have been named as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2023. 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 overall academic performance or progress in closing...