News Releases

September 2022

Sep 16th

NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON HONORS AWARDED TO FIVE NEBRASKA SCHOOLS

Five Nebraska schools have been named as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022. 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...

Sep 2nd

REVISED COLLEGE AND CAREER READY STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICS APPROVED

The Nebraska State Board of Education approved revisions to Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for Mathematics. Nebraska state law requires updates to the standards for reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies every seven years. The previous math standards, which cover the mathematics requirements in the law, were approved...

August 2022

Aug 26th

NEBRASKA STUDENTS AWARDED SEALS OF BILITERACY

The Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska International Language Association have awarded 65 Seals of Biliteracy to 65 Nebraska students this August. It is the first time that a Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is issued for the language of Polish. The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is a collaboration between...

July 2022

Jul 25th

NEBRASKA AWARDED USDA FARM TO SCHOOL GRANTS

Nebraska will expand the number of schools participating in farm to school through two grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The funding provides Nebraska improved access to local foods through comprehensive farm to school programming that includes local procurement and agricultural education efforts. The USDA awarded $10 million...

Jul 15th

NEBRASKA FBLA NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS NAMED

Nebraska FBLA 2022 National Award Winners More than 400 Nebraska students, advisers, and guests recently attended the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Nebraska FBLA Middle School and High School members competed June 29-July 2 in 79 competitive events and Nebraska FBLA Collegiate members...

June 2022

Jun 22nd

School Safety Task Force Applications Available

The Nebraska Department of Education is recommitting efforts to keep students and educators safe by creating a comprehensive School Safety Task Force. This group will review current school safety, security, and preparedness practices and identify evidence-based strategies and solutions to ensure Nebraska’s schools remain safe. Anyone can apply to be...

Jun 6th

NEBRASKA STUDENTS AWARDED SEALS OF BILITERACY

The Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska International Language Association have awarded 145 Seals of Biliteracy to 144 Nebraska students this semester. This is the first time that a Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy has been issued for the language of Somali. The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is a collaboration...

May 2022

May 12th

TWO NEBRASKA STUDENTS NAMED 2022 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announced the 58th class of 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: NE – Kearney – Isabella Q. Cao, Kearney High School, Kearney, Nebraska. NE –...

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