News Releases

October 2019

Oct 7th

BURWELL JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER NAMED NEBRASKA TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Nebraska Teacher of the Year and Awards of Excellence winners photos are available using the following link.  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1V9cHBArt5ROS2v5oXy36xm0-SHJNs_9t   Megan Helberg, an English teacher at Burwell Junior/Senior High School in Burwell, was named the Nebraska 2020 Teacher of the Year today during a surprise award presentation. Nebraska Commissioner of Education...

September 2019

Sep 27th

Nebraska Thursdays Mini-Grants Awarded

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) has awarded mini-grants for Nebraska Thursdays, a program that supports schools statewide in serving and promoting locally-grown or locally-produced foods in school cafeterias on the first Thursday of each month. Funded by the Nebraska Dry Bean Commission, 11 schools were awarded a total of...

Sep 26th

NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON HONORS AWARDED TO SIX NEBRASKA SCHOOLS

Six Nebraska schools have been named as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. 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 six Nebraska schools for demonstrating that all students can achieve to...

August 2019

Aug 20th

reVISION GRANTS AWARDED TO NEBRASKA SCHOOLS

The Nebraska State 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 purpose of the Perkins...

July 2019

Jul 26th

NEBRASKA FCCLA MEMBERS RECOGNIZED AT NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference brought more than 8,700 student leaders, members, and advisers to Anaheim, California June 30-July 4. Nebraska FCCLA was well represented by more than 350 students, advisers, and guests. This year’s conference theme encouraged participants to “Believe in Yourself”...

Jul 25th

NEBRASKA FBLA ANNOUNCES NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS

More than 375 Nebraska students, advisers, and guests recently attended the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Nebraska FBLA members competed June 29-July 2 in 72 events. More than 9,500 FBLA members from 46 states, U.S. territories, and international chapters attended the conference....

Jul 22nd

NEBRASKA BUSINESS TEACHERS RECOGNIZED WITH 2019 B.E.S.T. AWARDS

The Nebraska Department of Education recognized 53 Nebraska business teachers at the Nebraska Career Education Conference held June 5, 2019 in Kearney. Teachers whose professional activities influenced business and marketing education in Nebraska during the past year received B.E.S.T. — Belong, Excel, Study and Travel — Awards for their involvement...

June 2019

Jun 19th

FREE MEALS FOR CHILDREN AVAILABLE THROUGH SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM

Free meals will be available to all children attending programs this summer at sites across Nebraska. Meals will be available through the Summer Food Service Program for Children, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program. The attached 2019 Summer Food Program Sites list shows the sponsors, dates, and times that...

Jun 14th

EDUCATORS HONORED AT 45th ANNUAL NEBRASKA CAREER EDUCATION CONFERENCE

The annual Nebraska Excellence in Career and Technical Education Awards and Richard Katt Outstanding Nebraska Career and Technical Educators Awards were presented on June 4th in Kearney. The Nebraska Career Education (NCE) Conference was attended by over 600 Nebraska Career and Technical Education teachers, school counselors, administrators, and Career and...

Jun 13th

GRANTS APPROVED FOR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS

Afterschool programs will soon be available at 48 sites in Nebraska with the approval of two-year Expanded Learning Opportunity Grants funded by proceeds of the Nebraska Lottery. The Expanded Learning Opportunity Grant Program Act was created by the Nebraska Legislature to promote academic achievement in high-need schools during out-of-school time...

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