News Releases

June 2021

Jun 22nd

EDUCATORS HONORED AT 2021 NEBRASKA CTE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Career and Technical Education (CTE) educators and administrators from across the state came together June 7-9 for the 2021 Virtual Nebraska Career Education Conference. This professional learning opportunity kicked off with the “State of Nebraska CTE” presentation by Nebraska’s State CTE Director, Dr. Katie Graham. World-renowned author, innovator, and advocate,...

April 2021

Apr 29th

NEBRASKA FCCLA RECOGNIZES 2021 STATE LEADERS AND AWARD WINNERS

The Nebraska Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) met virtually for their annual State Leadership Conference April 12-13 from locations across the state. More than 700 students and advisers from 81 Nebraska schools participated in the conference to grow their leadership skills, celebrate their accomplishments from the past...

Apr 22nd

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

The U.S. Department of Education today released the names of the 2021 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees. Across the country, 27 schools, three early learning centers, five districts, and five postsecondary institutions are being honored for their innovative efforts to reduce...

Apr 7th

THE NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES 2021 GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS

The State Board of Education approved nearly one million dollars in federal grants for 21st Century Community Learning Centers. During after-school hours, these programs will offer activities including homework help and tutoring, physical activity, the arts, community service, choices for hands-on learning activities, positive youth development, and leadership. School buildings...

March 2021

Mar 10th

NDE SEEKING PUBLIC INPUT ON DRAFT HEALTH EDUCATION STANDARDS

The Nebraska Department of Education released a draft of the Nebraska Health Education Standards and is seeking input from the public. The information collected will be used as part of the standards review and revision process. State law requires updates to the standards for reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social...

February 2021

Feb 2nd

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM 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, ages one to 18, free of charge. Right now, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is seeking potential sponsors to operate the SFSP in Nebraska...

January 2021

December 2020

Dec 8th

STATE BOARD RESPONDS TO NSEA PETITION

The Nebraska State Board of Education has declined to issue a declaratory order that would mandate masks in schools as requested by the Nebraska State Education Association (NSEA). In November, the NSEA petitioned the State Board for an order that would require all students and staff to wear masks in...

November 2020

Nov 25th

CARES ACT INVESTMENTS IN NEBRASKA

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by congress and signed into law on March 27, 2020. The relief package includes two separate funds for education – the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund. The majority...

October 2020

Oct 29th

NEBRASKA STUDENTS AWARDED SEALS OF BILITERACY

The Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska International Language Association have awarded 38 Seals of Biliteracy to 37 Nebraska students this semester. 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...

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