The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) has submitted the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan to the U.S. Department of Education for review. ESSA was signed by President Barack Obama in 2015 and requires states to set their own long-term achievement goals.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be in both Omaha and Lincoln on day three of her 2017 “Rethink School” tour. Nebraska Commissioner of Education Matthew Blomstedt will join Secretary DeVos Thursday as she tours Nelson Mandela Elementary School in Omaha and St. Mary’s Catholic School and Lincoln Public [...]
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be in both Colorado and Nebraska on day two of her 2017 “Rethink School” tour. Nebraska Commissioner of Education Matthew Blomstedt will join Secretary DeVos Wednesday evening as she tours Midland University’s Omaha campus.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will visit Nebraska this week as part of her first back-to-school tour to highlight the innovative and groundbreaking work happening in schools across America. The “Rethink School” tour will showcase creative ways in which education leaders are meeting the needs of students in K-12 [...]
Nebraska achievement levels continue to remain above the national average on the ACT college entrance exam that measures college readiness in English, reading, mathematics, and science.
The Nebraska Department of Education’s Nutrition Services office has announced the Income Eligibility Guidelines for free and reduced price meals for persons unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch, Breakfast, Special Milk, and Child and Adult Care Food Programs.
The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has begun its annual statewide selection process. Two Nebraska students will join 102 other delegates March 3-10, 2018 for the program’s 56th annual Washington Week.
The Nebraska Board of Education awarded reVision Grants to schools across the state to help develop Nebraska’s talent pipelines for economic growth and workforce development while strengthening high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Schools will receive either Initial Grants or Action Grants.
The Nebraska State Board of Education has voted to approve moving Druid Hill Elementary in Omaha off of the list of the state’s three priority schools. Druid Hill becomes the first school to successfully transition since the creation of the current performance rating system, developed in 2014.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) brought more than 7,500 of its student leaders, members and advisers to Nashville, Tennessee July 2nd-6th to participate in its National Leadership Conference. Nebraska was well represented by more than 250 students, advisers, and guests.