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The NDE Leadership Blog is an opportunity to engage educators, education leaders, parents, students, and the community by articulating ideas, providing support, clarifying policy, and sparking dialogue. The Blog is authored monthly by the Commissioner of Education, the Deputy Commissioners of Education, the Chief Academic Officer, or the Chief Information Officer.

To be part of the conversation, visit: https://nebraskaeducationnews.wordpress.com/.

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Communications & Outreach Staff

Katie Bieber

Director of Communications
P: 402-471-5025
E: katie.bieber@nebraska.gov
@NDE_GOV

Photo of Shauna GroenewoldShauna Groenewold

Web and Social Media Specialist
P: 402-471-3186
E: shauna.groenewold@nebraska.gov
@NDE_PS

 

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Web Content Manager
P: 402-471-4538
E: david.hefley@nebraska.gov
     

 

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Public Information Officer
P: 402-471-4537
E: david.jespersen@nebraska.gov
@NDE_News

 

Photo of Drew WorsterDrew Worster

Multimedia Specialist
P: 402-471-0533
E: drew.worster@nebraska.gov

 

NDE Legislative Corner

In an effort to keep others informed on important legislation impacting education in our state, the Communications and Outreach team has developed the NDE Legislative Corner. The Nebraska Unicameral is typically in session January through April.

NDE Legislative Corner March 24, 2017

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David Jespersen
Public Information Officer
david.jespersen@nebraska.gov

The Good News Series

Inspiring stories and positive messages about students, clients, and schools in Nebraska.

July 2018

Good NEWSletter: Good NEWSletter: Summer School

While many kids choose to stay at home and relax during the summer, there is an increasing trend of students choosing to attend summer classes throughout the state. Gone are the days when summer school was only meant to catch up on missed classes or retake courses needed to graduate. Now students are taking classes […]
May 2018

Good NEWSletter: Good NEWSletter: Columbus Job Fair

Columbus Public Schools knows collaboration is an essential element to student success, especially during the transition from school.  A great example of that collaboration is a recent job fair aimed at graduating seniors. Area businesses partnered with Columbus High School (CHS), Nebraska VR, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, and the Department of Labor to host […]
February 2018

Good NEWSletter: Inside a Milken Classroom

January 11th, 2018 started like any other day for South Sioux City Middle school teacher Jon Pickenpaugh. But in an instant, everything changed. “When they called my name everything went numb,” says Pickenpaugh. “I remember hearing my name and being in disbelief and shock. I remember walking through all of the students and receiving the […]
February 2018

Good NEWSletter: Nebraska Innovation: ESUCC DE2TAILS Project

Not all  work in education happens in the classroom.  A lot of important work is done behind the scenes.  That work is the focus of an innovation grant awarded to the Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council (ESUCC). With the $1.6 million grant, the ESUCC is going to incorporate multiple online educational and data collection systems […]
January 2018

Good NEWSletter: Nebraska Innovation, Personalized 21st Century Learning Initiative

Imagine a school where every student was learning based on their own personal needs, skills, knowledge, and interests.  Westside Community Schools are working to make that vision a reality through an Innovation Grant aimed at their Personalized 21st Century Learning Initiative.  The idea is simple: let the students have a hand in their learning and allow them to move at their own pace.
Imagine a school where every student was learning based on their own personal needs, skills, knowledge, and interests.  Westside Community Schools are working to make that vision a reality through an Innovation Grant aimed at their Personalized 21st Century Learning Initiative.  The idea is simple: let the students have a hand in their learning and […]
November 2017

Good NEWSletter: Nebraska Innovation, Expanded Learning Opportunity

How do you get kids excited to learn? Nebraska’s Expanded Learning Opportunity (ELO) Design Challenge is eager to find out and the project is starting with robots, art supplies, and imagination. Beatrice, Grand Island, Boone Central, Centura, and Auburn are collaborating to design and test new models of ELO curriculum that support Nebraska Career Readiness Standards […]
November 2017

Good NEWSletter: Nebraska Innovation: Plattsmouth Career Academies

Students at Plattsmouth High School (PHS) are preparing for the future like never before. Recently, the school was awarded a Nebraska Innovation Grant to refine its Wall-to-Wall Academy program. The PHS model is based on student interests, learning preferences, and career goals and involves extensive partnerships with community businesses and educational programs. “My goal is […]
July 2017

Good NEWSletter: Career Academies

Career Academies have been around since 1940 but they are taking on new life in Nebraska. A Career Academy is a sequence of academic and career technical courses which reflect a Career Cluster selected in response to local, regional, or state employment needs and demand for expertise.  Many high schools across the state are offering […]
May 2017

Good NEWSletter: Perfect SAT and ACT Scores

Perfection is a goal sought by many and obtained by few. 17 Nebraska students who were honored recently achieved just that – perfect scores on the ACT and SAT. Governor Pete Ricketts congratulated the students, their parents, and their teachers for the accomplishment. “Getting a top score on the ACT or SAT does not happen by accident. Students from Chadron to Omaha who achieved  the highest level […]
March 2017

Good NEWSletter: Project Search

There are many great stories to tell in Nebraska. Every school across the state has amazing things to share. In Lincoln the education moved out of the classroom during the Project Search Job Fair hosted by Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation. Hundreds of students with disabilities from the Lincoln area had a chance to test their skills, […]
February 2017

Good NEWSletter: Waverly PBL and South Sioux City Great Americans Wax Museum

There are many great stories to tell in Nebraska. Every school across the state has amazing things to share. In Waverly, elementary students wowed a captive audience  February 10th with a project-based learning event about empathy. Commissioner Matt Blomstedt and State Board of Education member Patsy Koch Johns got front-row seats for the presentations. Kindergarten and second grade students demonstrated […]

Do you have a story to share? Contact David Jespersen at david.jespersen@nebraska.gov!

Communications & Outreach

Mission

The mission of the Nebraska Department of Education’s Office of Communications and Outreach is to support the successful execution and communication of the Department’s mission, vision and values. The Office of Communications and Outreach is responsible for assisting Department leadership, operations, and program staff in providing clear, consistent, and effective communication to all internal and external stakeholders related to Department programs, services, functions, and initiatives.

Goal

Through open communication, position Nebraska’s education system and the Nebraska Department of Education as the premiere administrative education entity in the country.

Objectives

Evaluate and improve the effectiveness of existing Department communication delivery methods

Identify and communicate the characteristics, impact and value of the Department

Aggressively pursue the correction of misinformation

 

2018 Administrators' Days

#Champs4EquityinEd

It's a matter of choice. It's a commitment to kindness. #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/K6G0YLRQ32
RT @NDE_TLA: A quick read to understand how teachers can use civics lessons to support and empower immigrant and undocumented students. htt…
A quick read to understand how teachers can use civics lessons to support and empower immigrant and undocumented students. https://t.co/WNvTxYSPHp #Champs4EquityinEd #allmeansall @NDE_AQuESTT @NDE_EngLearners
A quick read to understand how teachers can use civics lessons to support and empower immigrant and undocumented students. https://t.co/WNvTxYSPHp #Champs4EquityinEd #allmeansall @NDE_AQuESTT @NDE_EngLearners
RT @NDE_AQuESTT: Thanks Dr. Pace! Our work with the Nebraska Learning and Leadership Network is critical to building capacity for improveme…
Thanks Dr. Pace! Our work with the Nebraska Learning and Leadership Network is critical to building capacity for improvement with a focus on equity. W couldn't do it without our higher ed partners! #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/U4lfftNM7h
Thanks Dr. Pace! Our work with the Nebraska Learning and Leadership Network is critical to building capacity for improvement with a focus on equity. W couldn't do it without our higher ed partners! #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/U4lfftNM7h
RT @foorryan: Starting Friday with dialogue on equity ⁦@NDE_GOV⁩ ⁦@NDE_Commish⁩ as the agency enacts the 2018-2019 theme #Champs4EquityinEd
Starting Friday with dialogue on equity ⁦@NDE_GOV⁩ ⁦@NDE_Commish⁩ as the agency enacts the 2018-2019 theme #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/2pyzTxE7zH
Starting Friday with dialogue on equity ⁦@NDE_GOV⁩ ⁦@NDE_Commish⁩ as the agency enacts the 2018-2019 theme #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/2pyzTxE7zH
Breakout sessions during a working lunch are a great way to finish up the Nebraska Teacher Educator Forum. Questions are being answered with plenty of resources & advise. #nematerialsmatter #nebedchat #Champs4EquityinEd @NECareerEd @NDE_TLA https://t.co/3GyZfJHchX
Lane Carr is answering the crowds questions on #AQuESTT Mentioned addressing chronic absenteeism & resources to help with that. @NDE_AQuESTT #nebedchat #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/b6BB9NMjjl
Questions & Comments on #AQuESTT -Spending our time weighing kids instead of feeding kids... -Trust... @NDE_AQuESTT is answering these questions. #Champs4EquityinEd #nematerialsmatter
RT @NDE_PS: NDE is working hard for commitments for equity in education. We are now bringing it front & center in everything we do. #Champs…
NDE is working hard for commitments for equity in education. We are now bringing it front & center in everything we do. #Champs4EquityinEd #allmeansall @NECareerEd @NDE_TLA https://t.co/4aTDrujwC5
NDE is working hard for commitments for equity in education. We are now bringing it front & center in everything we do. #Champs4EquityinEd #allmeansall @NECareerEd @NDE_TLA https://t.co/4aTDrujwC5
RT @NDE_PS: The second day of the Nebraska Teacher Educator Form is about to get started! Welcome back! Follow along #nematerialsmatter #ne…
The second day of the Nebraska Teacher Educator Form is about to get started! Welcome back! Follow along #nematerialsmatter #nebedchat #Champs4EquityinEd @NDE_TLA @NECareerEd https://t.co/PUxbUdQsco
The second day of the Nebraska Teacher Educator Form is about to get started! Welcome back! Follow along #nematerialsmatter #nebedchat #Champs4EquityinEd @NDE_TLA @NECareerEd https://t.co/PUxbUdQsco
RT @NDE_PS: Every child deserves a champion. An adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection & insists tha…
Every child deserves a champion. An adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection & insists that they become the best that they can possibly be. #Champs4EquityinEd #WednesdayWisdom https://t.co/YbwAr2jLXV
RT @NDE_TLA: What’s the role of educator preparation programs in helping to ensure all students learn from high-quality instructional mater…
What’s the role of educator preparation programs in helping to ensure all students learn from high-quality instructional materials? #nematerialsmatter #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/AXOrBdGMXF
Every child deserves a champion. An adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection & insists that they become the best that they can possibly be. #Champs4EquityinEd #WednesdayWisdom https://t.co/YbwAr2jLXV
RT @NDE_TLA: What’s the role of educator preparation programs in helping to ensure all students learn from high-quality instructional mater…
What’s the role of educator preparation programs in helping to ensure all students learn from high-quality instructional materials? #nematerialsmatter #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/AXOrBdGMXF
RT @NDE_PS: Equity in education... we at NDE are working at supporting & expanding access to high quality standards-aligned instructional m…
Equity in education... we at NDE are working at supporting & expanding access to high quality standards-aligned instructional materials curricular resources & professional development. #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/5IQeNDClUV https://t.co/CtEUz2ikIV
RT @NDE_PS: Equity in education... we at NDE are working at supporting & expanding access to high quality standards-aligned instructional m…
Equity in education... we at NDE are working at supporting & expanding access to high quality standards-aligned instructional materials curricular resources & professional development. #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/5IQeNDClUV https://t.co/CtEUz2ikIV
Equity in education... we at NDE are working at supporting & expanding access to high quality standards-aligned instructional materials curricular resources & professional development. #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/5IQeNDClUV https://t.co/CtEUz2ikIV
Break-out sessions are under way with discussion about materials supporting teachers & leaners. #allmeansall #Champs4EquityinEd #nematerialsmatter @NDE_TLA https://t.co/tD7sSajgsr
RT @NDE_TLA: One of the most important consideration is what we teach and how we teach it. #Champs4EquityinEd
One of the most important consideration is what we teach and how we teach it. #Champs4EquityinEd
RT @NDE_AQuESTT: The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that pr…
The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that prioritizes educational outcomes for ALL students. #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/SNQG7vS7fT
RT @NDE_TLA: One of the most important consideration is what we teach and how we teach it. #Champs4EquityinEd
One of the most important consideration is what we teach and how we teach it. #Champs4EquityinEd
What’s the role of educator preparation programs in helping to ensure all students learn from high-quality instructional materials? #nematerialsmatter #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/AXOrBdGMXF
Dr. Steiner about Culturally Relevant Curriculum... “Yes meet them where they are... but don’t leave them there. Bring them along.” #MeetThemWhereTheyAre #nematerialsmatter #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/yGs5VBO6yV
We need to bring statistics of how our current curriculum performs to our administrators in order to effect change. #nematerialsmatter #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/5IQeNDClUV https://t.co/6iATytbPB5
Quality curriculum helps our teachers to be better teachers #Champs4EquityinEd @NDE_TLA https://t.co/wN4AyHN247
One of the most important consideration is what we teach and how we teach it. #Champs4EquityinEd
Why materials matter... teacher education... #allmeansall Dr David Steiner from Johns Hopkins Institute is up to speak about how Curriculum Matters. #Champs4EquityinEd #nebedchat #nematerialsmatter @NDE_TLA
RT @NDE_PS: Less than ten minutes from the start of the Nebraska Teacher Educator Forum. Follow hashtags #nematerialsmatter #nebedchat & #C…
Less than ten minutes from the start of the Nebraska Teacher Educator Forum. Follow hashtags #nematerialsmatter #nebedchat & #Champs4EquityinEd for updates throughout the day. @NDE_TL @NDE_News @NDE_GOV https://t.co/ll1JGw5Tdt
Less than ten minutes from the start of the Nebraska Teacher Educator Forum. Follow hashtags #nematerialsmatter #nebedchat & #Champs4EquityinEd for updates throughout the day. @NDE_TL @NDE_News @NDE_GOV https://t.co/ll1JGw5Tdt
RT @NDE_AQuESTT: The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that pr…
The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that prioritizes educational outcomes for ALL students. #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/SNQG7vS7fT
RT @NDE_AQuESTT: The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that pr…
The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that prioritizes educational outcomes for ALL students. #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/SNQG7vS7fT
RT @NDE_AQuESTT: The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that pr…
The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that prioritizes educational outcomes for ALL students. #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/SNQG7vS7fT
RT @NDE_AQuESTT: The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that pr…
The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that prioritizes educational outcomes for ALL students. #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/SNQG7vS7fT
RT @NDE_AQuESTT: The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that pr…
The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that prioritizes educational outcomes for ALL students. #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/SNQG7vS7fT
RT @NDE_AQuESTT: The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that pr…
The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that prioritizes educational outcomes for ALL students. #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/SNQG7vS7fT
RT @NDE_AQuESTT: The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that pr…
The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that prioritizes educational outcomes for ALL students. #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/SNQG7vS7fT
RT @NDE_AQuESTT: The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that pr…
The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that prioritizes educational outcomes for ALL students. #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/SNQG7vS7fT
RT @NDE_AQuESTT: The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that pr…
The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that prioritizes educational outcomes for ALL students. #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/SNQG7vS7fT
RT @NDE_AQuESTT: The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that pr…
The Nebraska State Board of Education just passed a resolution on education equity. I'm excited to work in a state that prioritizes educational outcomes for ALL students. #Champs4EquityinEd https://t.co/SNQG7vS7fT
RT @drmadler: Powerful conversations happening around this important question! #Champs4EquityinEd @NDE_Commish #BeKind https://t.co/q197YzB…
Powerful conversations happening around this important question! #Champs4EquityinEd @NDE_Commish #BeKind https://t.co/q197YzBOKB

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