News Releases

February 2024

Feb 6th

Student Organizations Celebrate Legislative Day

Students from across the state representing seven of Nebraska’s Career and Technical Student Organizations visited the Capitol February 6th in celebration of CTSO Legislative Day. The event helped students develop a better understanding of state government and the Nation’s only unicameral. While at the Capitol, students met with state leaders...

January 2024

Jan 19th

Nebraska Schools Among 65 Nationally Recognized for Academic Achievement In 2023

Two Nebraska schools are among 65 across the U.S. that have been named 2023 National ESEA Distinguished Schools for the extraordinary success of their students. The National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators (NAESPA)—formerly the National Title I Association—has been selecting examples of superior, federally funded school programs for national recognition through the...

Jan 18th

Nebraska Students Selected For 2024 U.S. Senate Youth Program

Student photos are available using the following link. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1YaDdhtwzkfPE93YqWXtuyJ-7lw8oBQKp?usp=sharing The Nebraska Department of Education is pleased to announce the names of two students selected as delegates to the 62nd annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) held in Washington, D.C. March 2-9, 2024. Hannah Tang of Lincoln East High School...

Jan 17th

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. Community organizations and private nonprofits, as well as schools, and tribal and local governments, including parks and recreation...

Jan 16th

Arts NOW Grants Awarded to Nebraska Schools

Students across Nebraska will have access to projects in a wide range of arts through special grants awarded this year. The Arts NOW Grants are special one-time grant opportunities that were made possible by funding from the Nebraska Arts Council in partnership with the NDE and will provide $180,000 to...

December 2023

Dec 11th

Nebraska World Language Educators Win State and National Awards

Editor’s Note: Photos are available using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/2023WLAwards . Nebraska World Language educators were recognized on state and national levels this November. Tammy Lamprecht, the Japanese teacher at Lincoln Southwest High School (LSW), was named the 2024 Nebraska International Teacher of the Year. Recognized for her unwavering commitment,...

Dec 4th

Nebraska Students Awarded Seals of Biliteracy

The Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska International Language Association have awarded 108 Seals of Biliteracy to Nebraska students in November 2023. The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is to honor high school students who have achieved a high level of proficiency in English and at least one other language....

November 2023

Nov 21st

Elementary Educator First in Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca District to Receive $25,000 Milken Educator Award

BIO, PHOTOS AND VIDEO: https://www.milkeneducatorawards.org/educators/view/leslie-mcintosh Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca (SDA) Middle School reading and English Language Arts (ELA) teacher Leslie McIntosh has spent nearly her entire life in this community, and today, her commitment to her classroom and students earned her the very first Milken Educator Award in SDA Public Schools. The Award...

October 2023

Oct 30th

Growing Readers Initiative

Children who are on track to read by third grade have a significant advantage for future learning.  Families that encourage reading in the home and read with their children are critical to early reading success. With that in mind, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is committing $2 million to...

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