News Releases

May 2024

May 9th

Two Nebraska Students Named 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today announced the 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. The Nebraska scholars include (hometown, scholar, school, location): NE – Lincoln – Christina Xu, Lincoln East High School, Lincoln,...

May 8th

Nebraska DECA International Award Winners Named

230 Nebraska students, advisors, and guests recently attended the 2024 DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California. Nebraska DECA High School members competed and participated in leadership academies April 27- April 30 in 59 competitive events. More than 23,000 DECA members from 50 states, as well as U.S. territories...

May 6th

Nebraska Schools Awarded $10 Million in Safety and Security Grants

Nebraska schools have been awarded $10 million in safety and security grants for security-related infrastructure projects, ensuring a safer learning environment for students statewide. The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) received 217 applications, including 162 from public and 55 from nonpublic schools, vying for a share of the $10 million...

April 2024

Apr 23rd

Nebraska Students Awarded Seals of Biliteracy

The Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska International Language Association have awarded 142 Seals of Biliteracy to 141 Nebraska students in April. Beside Spanish, the seals are awarded for students in German, Latin, and Tamil. The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is to honor high school students who have achieved...

Apr 18th

Nebraska FCCLA Recognizes 2024 State Leaders and Award Winners

More than 1,000 Nebraska Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) student members, adult advisers and guests recently gathered April 7-9, 2024 in the Lincoln Haymarket area for the annual State Leadership Conference. Attendees came from 90 Nebraska schools to grow their leadership skills, celebrate their accomplishments from the...

Apr 1st

Nebraska DECA Recognizes State Award Winners

Nebraska DECA students and advisors met for their 67th annual State Career Development Conference in Lincoln March 14-15, 2024, at the Marriott Cornhusker Hotel. More than 600 high school students and advisers from 35 chapters attended the conference to compete in more than 40-chapter, team, and individual events, attend leadership...

March 2024

Mar 25th

Three Nebraska Teachers Chosen as State Finalists for Presidential Teaching Award

Three Nebraska teachers have been selected as state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), the nation’s highest honor for K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teachers. This year applicants from K – 6 mathematics, science, technology, engineering and/or computer science classrooms...

Mar 1st

2024 Nebraska World Language Distinguished Scholars Recognized

The Nebraska Department of Education is recognizing 65 Distinguished World Language Scholars during World Language Week 2024. The World Language Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes Nebraska students for their leadership in language learning, commitment to language study, appreciation for cultural diversity, and communicative competence. Students were nominated by their teachers and...

February 2024

Feb 6th

Student Organizations Celebrate Legislative Day

Students from across the state representing seven of Nebraska’s Career and Technical Student Organizations visited the Capitol February 6th in celebration of CTSO Legislative Day. The event helped students develop a better understanding of state government and the Nation’s only unicameral. While at the Capitol, students met with state leaders...

January 2024

Jan 19th

Nebraska Schools Among 65 Nationally Recognized for Academic Achievement In 2023

Two Nebraska schools are among 65 across the U.S. that have been named 2023 National ESEA Distinguished Schools for the extraordinary success of their students. The National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators (NAESPA)—formerly the National Title I Association—has been selecting examples of superior, federally funded school programs for national recognition through the...

Jan 18th

Nebraska Students Selected For 2024 U.S. Senate Youth Program

Student photos are available using the following link. The Nebraska Department of Education is pleased to announce the names of two students selected as delegates to the 62nd annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) held in Washington, D.C. March 2-9, 2024. Hannah Tang of Lincoln East High School...