Media Releases

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. ...

May 2018

May 21st

FIRST YEAR OF NSCAS SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDES

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) announces that the first year of the NSCAS Summative assessment, part of the Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS), has concluded successfully. The NSCAS is a systemic approach that puts students at the center of teaching and learning with formative assessments that help educators monitor...

May 15th

NEBRASKA DECA STUDENTS PERFORM WELL AT NATIONALS

Nebraska DECA brought 305 students to compete in the International Career Development Conference April 21-24 in Atlanta, Georgia. Nebraska students joined more than 19,000 members, advisers, business partners, and spectators at the World Congress Center and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. DECA Competitive events contribute to the development of competencies needed for careers...

May 3rd

NDE NUTRITION SERVICES HONORS NEBRASKA SCHOOL NUTRITION PROFESSIONALS

Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, Nebraska school nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) Nutrition Services and Nebraska schools will celebrate School...

April 2018

Apr 25th

NEBRASKA FFA ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZES STATE AWARD WINNERS

The Nebraska FFA Association held its 90th annual Nebraska FFA Convention at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln April 4-6. More than 4,700 students attended the convention with over 2,500 industry partners, advisors, parents, and volunteers from nearly 190 Nebraska schools. Students participated in an industry-based career fair, leadership workshops,...

Apr 24th

NEBRASKA FCCLA RECOGNIZES STATE LEADERS AND AWARD WINNERS

The Nebraska Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) met for the 71st annual State Leadership Conference April 8-10 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. More than 1,250 students and advisers from 83 Nebraska schools traveled to Lincoln to grow their potential with Nebraska FCCLA. A community service event,...

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