News Releases

February 2023

Feb 13th

NEBRASKA WORLD LANGUAGE DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARS RECOGNIZED

The Nebraska Department of Education is recognizing 49 Distinguished World Language Scholars during World Language Week 2023. The World Language Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes Nebraska students for their leadership in language learning, commitment to language study, appreciation for cultural diversity, and communicative competence. Students were nominated by their teachers and...

Feb 1st

2023 SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM GRANT

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...

January 2023

Jan 31st

NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RELEASES REVISED NEMTSS FRAMEWORK

The Nebraska Department Education revised the NeMTSS Framework designed to ensure every student across Nebraska has access to learning experiences that enhance their educational outcomes. Nebraska's Multi-tiered System of Support (NeMTSS) is a framework designed to address the Whole Child needs of students, including academic, social, emotional, behavioral, physical and...

Jan 25th

NEBRASKA VR CLEARS CLIENT WAITLIST

There is no longer a wait for vocational rehabilitation services in Nebraska for anyone determined eligible. The waitlist for Nebraska VR Employment Services has been cleared.  In the summer of 2021, more than 1,200 were on the waitlist. “This was possible due to the hard work of our dedicated staff...

Jan 20th

OMAHA SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER SURPRISED WITH $25,000 MILKEN EDUCATOR AWARD

For full bio, photos and video, visit: https://www.milkeneducatorawards.org/educators/view/lisa-moody Lisa Moody, a special education teacher at Jefferson Elementary, received the surprise of a lifetime when she was presented with a national Milken Educator Award this morning at a schoolwide assembly of cheering students, colleagues, local and state dignitaries, and the media....

Jan 17th

COMMISSIONER SEARCH SURVEY

The Nebraska State Board of Education is seeking public feedback as part of the search for Nebraska's next Commissioner of Education. Matthew Blomstedt resigned from the position January 3, 2023. He served as the Commissioner of Education for 9 years. The State Board designated Deputy Commissioner Deborah Frison to fulfill...

Jan 17th

COMMITMENT TO TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

The Nebraska Department of Education is committed to preparing and supporting quality teachers and other professional educators as a vital component of the NDE mission. As the nation recovers from the effects of the pandemic this is a critical time to support schools and the teachers that will lead Nebraska’s...

December 2022

Dec 5th

JOURNEY TO INCLUSION PROJECT

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) announced today the start of Inclusive Schools Week. Inclusive Schools Week is an annual event held each year during the first week of December to celebrate the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student...

November 2022

Nov 23rd

STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT RESULTS SHOW PANDEMIC IMPACT, HIGHLIGHT AREAS TO FOCUS SUPPORT

The Nebraska Department of Education released the Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) results and the Accountability for a Quality Education System Today and Tomorrow, or AQuESTT classifications today. Both reports provide insight into how students are performing academically on Nebraska’s rigorous college and career readiness state standards. The results, which...

Nov 10th

NEBRASKA STUDENTS AWARDED SEALS OF BILITERACY

The Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska International Language Association have awarded 82 Seals of Biliteracy to Nebraska students this November. It is the first time that a Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is issued for the language of Polish. The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is a collaboration between the...

October 2022

Oct 14th

TASK FORCE FOCUSES ON SCHOOL SAFETY

The Nebraska Department of Education is committed to keeping students and educators safe. In an effort to improve school safety, the NDE has created a comprehensive School Safety Task Force. The group met for the first time this week to begin a review of current school safety, security, and preparedness...

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