News Releases

July 2020

June 2020

Jun 22nd

EDUCATORS HONORED AT NEBRASKA CTE VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM

Nebraska Career and Technical Education (CTE) held its first Virtual Symposium on June 9. More than 700 Nebraska CTE teachers, school counselors, administrators, and advocates connected from throughout the Midwest. The virtual symposium highlighted information and resources for the Nebraska CTE education community during this time of uncertainty. Commissioner Matt...

Jun 8th

NEBRASKA STUDENTS AWARDED SEALS OF BILITERACY

The Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska International Languages Association have awarded 25 Seals of Biliteracy to Nebraska students this year. 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...

Jun 5th

GRANTS APPROVED FOR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS

Afterschool programs will soon be available at 30 sites in Nebraska with the approval of one-year Expanded Learning Opportunity Grants funded by proceeds of the Nebraska Lottery. The Expanded Learning Opportunity Grant Program Act was created by the Nebraska Legislature to promote academic achievement in high-need schools during out-of-school time,...

Jun 5th

GRANTS APPROVED FOR PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

New and expanded preschool programs will soon be available in nine public school districts with the approval of grants from the Early Childhood Education Grant Program. The grants provide collaborative early childhood programs to serve at-risk three- and four-year-old children. The purpose of the Early Childhood Education Grant Program is...

May 2020

April 2020

Apr 22nd

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS HONOREES ANNOUNCED

The U.S. Department of Education released the names of the 2020 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees. Across the country, 39 schools, 11 districts, and 5 postsecondary institutions are being honored for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs,...

Apr 6th

Nebraska World Language Distinguished Scholars Recognized

The Nebraska Department of Education and the World Language Advisory Council are recognizing 60 distinguished scholars during World Language Week 2020. 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...

March 2020

Mar 26th

NEBRASKA OFFERS UPDATED GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state rises, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is sharing additional guidance for schools. In all recommendations, the priority remains the safety and well-being of all students, educators, staff, and community members. Alternate Learning Environments and Continuity of Learning Plans The...

Mar 16th

NEBRASKA OFFERS GUIDANCE TO SCHOOLS REGARDING COVID-19

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state rises, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is sharing additional guidance on alternate learning environments, nutrition, and assessment. In all recommendations, the priority remains the safety and well-being of all students, educators, staff, and community members. Alternate Learning Environments By...

Mar 16th

NEBRASKA STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT SUSPENDED ONE WEEK

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is suspending the Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) testing for the week of March 16-20, 2020 due to concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and school closures across the state. The NSCAS testing window was scheduled to open today, Monday, March 16. Right now, the...

Mar 13th

ALL CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION CONFERENCES CANCELED

Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and after considering guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Nebraska health officials, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) has made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) 2020 State Leadership Conferences/Conventions and all...

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