News Releases

July 2024

Jul 12th

Nebraska Receives $4.5 Million to Expand Teacher Apprenticeship Program

The following News Release is from the U.S. Department of Labor. Nebraska received $4.5 Million through the competitive State Apprenticeship Expansion Formula grants to expand the Nebraska Teacher Apprenticeship Program. WASHINGTON – The Biden-Harris administration is today making the largest combined federal investment in Registered Apprenticeships as the Department of Labor...

Jul 12th

Nebraska FBLA National Award Winners Named

More than 440 Nebraska students and advisers recently attended the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. Nebraska FBLA Collegiate members competed June 24-June 27 in more than 35 competitive events. Nebraska FBLA Middle School and High School members competed June 29-July 2 in more...

Jul 10th

SkillsUSA Nebraska Student Members honored at National Conference

The SkillsUSA Nebraska delegation of 280 members, including 179 Middle School, High School and College/Technical contestants, traveled to Atlanta Georgia to attend the 60th annual National Leadership & Skills Conference on June 24 – 28, 2024.  Fifty Nebraska students achieved gold, silver, and bronze medallions along with prizes and scholarships. ...

June 2024

Jun 11th

2024 Nebraska Career and Technical Education (CTE)

More than 500 Career and Technical Education (CTE) educators and administrators from across the state came together for the 2024 Nebraska Career Education (NCE) Conference hosted in Kearney, Nebraska June 3-5th.  The 50th Annual Conference was themed “Tradition to Transformation”. The speakers and sessions highlighted the theme by sharing opportunities...

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...