News Releases

January 2019

Jan 29th

NWLP SEEKING WORLD LANGUAGE DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD NOMINATIONS

The Nebraska World Language Program (NWLP) is seeking nominations for The World Language Distinguished Scholar Award. The award recognizes Nebraska high school students for their leadership in language learning, commitment to language study, appreciation for cultural diversity, and communicative competence. High schools in Nebraska may nominate one student per level,...

Jan 23rd

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM 2019 GRANT RELEASED

Children need good food all year long, even when they are not in school. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides healthy meals to children, age 18 and younger, free of charge. Right now, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) Nutrition Services is seeking potential sponsors to operate the SFSP...

Jan 17th

NEBRASKA CAREER EDUCATION SEEKING AWARD NOMINATIONS

The Nebraska Department of Education is proud to sponsor the annual Excellence in Career Education Awards to recognize outstanding Nebraska Career Education programs and outstanding partnerships. These awards are presented each June at the Nebraska Career Education Conference in Kearney, Nebraska in cooperation with the Association for Career and Technical...

December 2018

November 2018

Nov 8th

OUTSTANDING LEADERS RECEIVE AWARDS AT NEBRASKA ENTREPRENEURSHIP BEST PRACTICES SUMMIT

The Nebraska Entrepreneurship Task Force (NETForce) and the Nebraska Enterprise Fund presented special awards to three Nebraskans recognized for their leadership in entrepreneurship advocacy and entrepreneurship education during the Entrepreneurship Best Practices Summit that took place in York, NE on October 30th. The Summit focuses on enhancing the entrepreneurial ecosystem...

October 2018

Oct 17th

NEBRASKA STUDENTS RANK HIGH COMPARED TO PEER STATES ON ACT

Nebraska achievement levels kept pace with the national average on the ACT entrance exam that measures college readiness in English, reading, mathematics, and science. This was the first year nearly 100% of graduates took the ACT as part of a statewide assessment. Nebraska started offering the ACT for free to...

Oct 9th

2018 DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AND INCLUSION AWARDS

Four Nebraska VR partners received awards for their role in creating inclusive workplaces and advocacy for disability employment during a ceremony October 9 at the State Capitol. Entrepreneur Award for Disability Employment and Inclusion Award: Toby Mickelson, Old West Radon – Kearney, NE  Toby Mickelson is enthusiastic, customer-oriented, and wants to...

Oct 1st

NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON HONORS AWARDED TO FOUR NEBRASKA SCHOOLS

Four Nebraska schools have been named as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. 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 four Nebraska schools for demonstrating that all students can achieve to...

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...

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