News Releases

September 2018

Sep 25th

Commissioner Blomstedt Testifies at Senate Hearing on ESSA

Nebraska Commissioner of Education Matthew L. Blomstedt joined two other state education chiefs September 25 to testify at the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing, The Every Student Succeeds Act: States Leading the Way. Commissioner Blomstedt, Delaware Department of Education Secretary Susan Bunting, and South Carolina Department...

August 2018

Aug 31st

NEBRASKA RANKS SECOND IN NATION IN ATTENDANCE

Millions of students nationwide are chronically absent from school, meaning they are missing enough school days to be considered academically troubled. Thousands of public schools across the United States have chronic student absence rates that affect 30 percent or more of their students. These statistics from a recent report by...

Aug 23rd

reVISION GRANTS AWARDED TO NEBRASKA SCHOOLS

The Nebraska State Board of Education awarded reVISION Grants to schools across the state to help develop Nebraska’s talent pipelines for economic growth and workforce development while strengthening high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.  Schools will receive either Initial Grants or Action Grants. The purpose of the Perkins...

July 2018

Jul 19th

NEBRASKA FBLA NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS NAMED

More than 390 Nebraska students, advisers, and guests recently attended the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Nebraska FBLA members competed June 28-July 1 in 71 competitive events. More than 9,000 FBLA members from 46 states, as well as U.S. territories and international chapters,...

Jul 2nd

NEBRASKA BUSINESS TEACHERS RECOGNIZED WITH B.E.S.T. AWARD

The Nebraska Department of Education recognized 56 Nebraska business teachers at the Nebraska Career Education Conference held June 8, 2018 in Kearney. Teachers whose professional activities influenced business and marketing education in Nebraska during the past year received B.E.S.T. — Belong, Excel, Study and Travel — Awards for their involvement...

June 2018

Jun 11th

FREE MEALS FOR CHILDREN AVAILABLE THROUGH SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM

Free meals will be available to all children attending programs this summer at specific sites across Nebraska. Meals will be available through the Summer Food Service Program for Children, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program. The site list found on subsequent pages shows the sponsors, dates, and times that...

Jun 8th

EDUCATORS HONORED AT 44th ANNUAL NEBRASKA CAREER EDUCATION CONFERENCE

The annual Nebraska Excellence in Career Education Awards and Outstanding Nebraska Career Educators Awards were presented on June 5th in Kearney, Nebraska. The Nebraska Career Education (NCE) Conference was attended by more than 500 Nebraska Career Education teachers, school counselors, administrators, and Career and Technical Education advocates. The awards were...

Jun 5th

NEBRASKA’S ESSA PLAN APPROVED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Nebraska has received approval of the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan. The U.S. Department of Education (U.S.D.E) accepted the plan originally submitted by the state on September 22, 2017.  In December, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) received initial feedback requesting clarification on certain aspects of the plan. ...

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