News Releases

February 2018

Feb 22nd

WORLD LANGUAGE DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD

The Nebraska World Language Advisory Committee is seeking nominations for The World Language Distinguished Scholar Award. The award recognizes Nebraska high school students for their leadership in language learning, commitment to language study, appreciation for cultural diversity, and communicative competence. High schools in Nebraska may nominate one student per language...

Feb 6th

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION 2018 LEGISLATIVE BILL STANCES

The legislative session is in full swing and senators have introduced more than 450 bills.  Nearly three dozen bills impact education in some way or another.  The State Board of Education held a legislative retreat on Friday, February 2nd to discuss the education proposals. In January, NDE staff provided the...

Feb 2nd

STATE BOARD SELECTS NEXT PRIORITY SCHOOL

The State Board of Education has approved the designation of Schuyler Central High School in Schuyler, Nebraska as a priority school under Nebraska’s Accountability for a Quality Education System Today and Tomorrow (AQuESTT). All of the state’s 1,130 schools and 245 school districts are classified as either excellent, great, good,...

January 2018

Jan 29th

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM GRANT RELEASED

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides healthy meals to children, age 18 and younger, free of charge as children need good food all year long, even when they're not in school. Right now The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) Nutrition Services is seeking potential sponsors to operate the SFSP...

Jan 19th

NEBRASKA RESPONDS TO ESSA FEEDBACK

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) has responded to the initial feedback from the U.S. Department of Education on the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan. The state submitted the original plan Sept. 22, 2017. The U.S. Department of Education requested additional or clarifying information as part of the...

December 2017

Dec 1st

NDE RELEASES STATE ASSESSMENT SCORES

Today the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) released information and statewide assessment scores on the Nebraska Education Profile (NEP). NEP highlights include the performance of students by district and school in English language arts, mathematics, science, and the ACT as well as performance by groups of students, including race and...

November 2017

Nov 8th

TWO MILLARD STUDENTS NAMED AP SCHOLARS

Two students were recently named AP Scholars for their outstanding performance on the 2017 College Board’s advanced placement exams. Jasmine Parmley and Tyler Korisko, both of Millard South High School, were among 102 students nationwide to receive this recognition. Both Nebraska students were chosen for having scores of 3 or...

Nov 7th

OUTSTANDING LEADERS RECEIVE AWARDS AT NEBRASKA ENTREPRENEURSHIP BEST PRACTICES SUMMIT

The Nebraska Entrepreneurship Task Force (NETForce) and co-sponsor, the Nebraska Enterprise Fund, presented awards to three Nebraskans recognized for their leadership in entrepreneurship advocacy and entrepreneurship education during the Entrepreneurship Best Practices Summit that took place in Kearney, NE on November 2nd. The Summit focused on enhancing the entrepreneurial ecosystem...

October 2017

Oct 17th

NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is pleased to announce the launch of its newly revamped website. Visitors to the site will now have quick and easy access to essential information. The new site has been optimized to ensure a consistent, user-friendly experience across all devices, including desktop, tablet, and...

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