News Releases

December 2021

Dec 1st

NEBRASKA STUDENTS AWARDED SEALS OF BILITERACY

The Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska International Language Association have awarded 51 Seals of Biliteracy to Nebraska students this semester. The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is a collaboration between the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) and the Nebraska International Language Association honoring high school students who have achieved...

November 2021

Nov 30th

NEBRASKA VR RECEIVES $8.4 MILLION GRANT TO EXPAND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

The United States Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) has funded Nebraska VR’s Career Pathway Advancement Project through September 30, 2026 with a $8,469,796 Grant Award.  The Disability Innovation Fund - Career Advancement Initiative Model Demonstration Project Grant will be used to advance careers and open new opportunities to...

October 2021

Oct 12th

2021 DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AND INCLUSION AWARDS

Five Nebraska VR partners received awards for their role in creating inclusive workplaces and advocacy for disability employment. The 2021 Disability Employment and Inclusion Awards highlight the successful partnership between Nebraska VR and the businesses and communities they serve. Nebraska VR offers individualized services to help people with disabilities find...

Oct 8th

PATRICIA TIMM RESIGNS FROM THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Patricia Timm resigned from the State Board of Education after 17 years of service. Timm was first appointed to represent District 5 by Governor Mike Johanns in 2004. Since then she has worked tirelessly to serve her district and students across the state. “After thoughtful consideration and discussions with my...

Oct 1st

NEBRASKA OBSERVES NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH

Nebraska VR today announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate the public about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities....

September 2021

Sep 29th

NDE SEEKING PUBLIC INPUT ON NEBRASKA MATHEMATICS STANDARDS

The Nebraska Department of Education is seeking input from the public on the 2015 Nebraska Mathematics Standards. The information collected will be used as part of the standards review and revision process. The revision process is expected to be completed by Fall 2022. State law requires updates to the mathematics...

Sep 22nd

LINCOLN LUTHERAN TEACHER NAMED 2021 NEBRASKA HISTORY TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Photos are also available using the following link.  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16WFDzHPR4g-VCx6kj5GFaN7IvSoXCn_t?usp=sharing Nathan Bassett, a teacher at Lincoln Lutheran Middle and High School was recently named the 2021 State History Teacher of the Year, an award sponsored by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. In 2021, parents, students, teachers, and administrators nationwide...

Sep 21st

NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON HONORS AWARDED TO FIVE NEBRASKA SCHOOLS

Five Nebraska schools have been named as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021. 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 five Nebraska schools for overall academic performance or progress in closing...

August 2021

Aug 18th

reVISION GRANTS AWARDED TO NEBRASKA SCHOOLS

The Nebraska State Board of Education awarded reVISION grants to schools statewide to help develop Nebraska’s talent pipelines for economic growth and workforce development, while strengthening high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. The competitive Perkins reVISION Action Grant program provides Perkins funds to secondary school districts to help...

Aug 5th

NEBRASKA FBLA NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS NAMED

More than 259 Nebraska students, advisers, and guests virtually attended the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference. Nebraska FBLA members competed in 79 events. More than 11,368 FBLA and Middle Level FBLA members attended the conference. During the conference, members participated in leadership workshops, competitive events, and...

July 2021

Jul 29th

NDE RELEASES SECOND DRAFT OF HEALTH EDUCATION STANDARDS

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) released the second draft of the Nebraska Health Education Standards and is seeking input from the public. The information collected will be used as part of the standards review and revision process. Public input played a role in the development of the standards and...

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