News Releases

October 2023

Oct 5th

Farm to School Network Takes Root in Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Education, Center for Rural Affairs, Nebraska Extension, Buy Fresh Buy Local, and No More Empty Pots are pleased to announce the establishment of the Farm to School Network in Nebraska. The network aims to increase access to fresh and nutritious foods in Nebraska schools and strengthen...

Oct 3rd

2023 Disability Employment and Inclusion Awards

Photos of the winners are available at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qcostEF3AhSclYmkXNIhD3m_Vfula6kg?usp=sharing Five Nebraska VR partners received awards for their role in creating inclusive workplaces and advocacy for disability employment. The 2023 Disability Employment and Inclusion Awards highlight the successful partnership between Nebraska VR and the businesses and communities they serve. Nebraska VR offers...

September 2023

Sep 19th

NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON HONORS AWARDED TO FOUR NEBRASKA SCHOOLS

Four Nebraska schools have been named as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2023. 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 overall academic performance or progress in closing...

August 2023

Aug 22nd

NEBRASKA STUDENTS AWARDED SEALS OF BILITERACY

The Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska International Language Association have awarded 101 Seals of Biliteracy to 71 Nebraska students this semester. Beside Spanish, the seals are awarded for students in Chinese, French, Korean, and Tamil. The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is to honor high school students who have...

Aug 18th

MILLION DOLLAR GRANT TO IMPROVE NUTRITION EDUCATION

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) will receive a 1-million-dollar grant from the USDA to improve the nutritional health of all Nebraska’s children. The grant will begin in September and will last three years. Through the School Community Engagement and Emerging Practices in Nutrition (SEEN) project, the NDE will engage...

Aug 17th

NEBRASKA FBLA NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS NAMED

More than 400 Nebraska students, advisers, and guests recently attended the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Nebraska FBLA Middle School and High School members competed June 27- 30 in 79 competitive events and Nebraska FBLA Collegiate members competed June 22-25 in 47 competitive...

July 2023

June 2023

Jun 16th

2023 NEBRASKA CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) CONFERENCE

More than 500 Career and Technical Education (CTE) educators and administrators from across the state came together for the 2023 Nebraska Career Education (NCE) Conference hosted in Kearney, Nebraska June 5-8th.  The 49th Annual Conference was themed “CTE Without Limits.” The keynote and sessions focused on ensuring all students have...

May 2023

May 10th

TWO NEBRASKA STUDENTS NAMED 2023 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS

Two Nebraska students have been named U.S. Presidential Scholars. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announced the full class, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. The Nebraska scholars include: NE – Omaha – Abhirup Chandra Are, Millard North...

May 1st

NEBRASKA DECA INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNERS NAMED

275 Nebraska students, advisors, and guests recently attended the 2023 DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando, FL. Nebraska DECA High School members participated in leadership academies April 22-25 in 59 competitive events. More than 22,000 DECA members from 50 states, as well as U.S. territories and international chapters, attended...

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