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Week in Review 09-18-2020

We are all about the celebrations this week in the Week in Review. Check out the latest news from the NDE.

Week in Review 09-11-2020

The Commissioner provides updates on the start of the school year and guidance on teacher quarantines, plus updates on attendance and more in this WeekInReview.

We are Hiring

Come work with us! The Nebraska Department of Education is looking for a Vocational Rehabilitation Training & Development Specialist to provide training for Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) employees. #Jobs #GovernmentJobs

Week in Review 6/19/2020

This weeks #WeekInReview fills you in on some of the news, notes, & events involving NDE this week including students heading back to school in the fall. Week in Review Video

Week in Review for 5-29-2020

Check out the Nebraska Department of Education’s #WeekInReview which will fill you in on the news notes and events that have happened recently involving NDE.

Launch Nebraska Zoom Webinar Today May 26th

Join us at 4:30pm CT TODAY to explore evidence-based practices that address unfinished learning in literacy, including Nebraska ELA Instructional Shifts & high-quality instructional materials! Sign up here: Zoom Webinar

Launch Nebraska site

New Launch Nebraska Website

The Nebraska Department of Education is proud to announce the creation of Launch Nebraska, a website dedicated to providing tools, actions, opportunities, and resources to support the complex planning and preparation needed by Nebraska school systems as they work to restart schools and support students as they transition back to school buildings. You can read more here : Launch Nebraska

Over the weekend Commissioner Blomstedt was on “Consider This” to talk about the current state of education and learning and to look ahead. You can watch the interview here

Week in Review for 4-10-2020

Time for a very busy Week In Review with emergency resolutions and major education plan approvals. Here are the highlights from the NDE.

Week in Review 03-20-2020

This Week in Review is all about the Coronavirus and what Nebraska Department of Education and the Commissioner of Education are doing to help supportr schools in alternative learning environments. We will get through this together.


Coronavirus Resources

Public Health Resources for Districts, Schools, Students, and Families:
The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is committed to assisting school communities during public health emergencies. We support school districts in their decisions to keep student and staff safety their top priority. Should a crisis arise, NDE will work closely with other state and federal agencies to ensure continuation of critical services to students, families, and educators and the restoration of the teaching and learning environment.

Coronavirus Resource Page

Week in Review January 31, 2020


Celebrating Nebraska schools, state senators hear educational bills, & a report outlining the importance of supporting early childhood education & teachers are all in this weeks #WeekInReview

Week in Review January 24, 2020

Getting science from standards to the students, equity in education & a national summit on literacy in this week’s  Week in Review.

Week in Review January 17, 2020

Student recognition, helping graduates earn their diplomas on time, and new leadership on the State Board in this weeks Week In Review

Chief Standing Bear

The Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Governor Pete Ricketts, Senator Deb Fischer, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, and other House and Senate leaders joined the Chairman of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska this week in a historic statue dedication of Chief standing Bear at the U.S. Capitol. This was the first time Nebraska Changed a statue in National Statuary Hall since 1937. The statue of Chief Standing Bear and a statue of writer Willa Cather, which is still being created, will replace statues depiction Nebraska politicians J. Sterling Morton and William Jennings Bryan. Those will be returned to Nebraska for display. Teachers across the state were invited to watch the dedication online with their students and take the once in a lifetime opportunity to share the story of Chief standing Bear with their classes.