Adopted: December 2, 2016                                     Revised:  June 7, 2019


Ensure the education system, including the Nebraska Department of Education, is taking charge of its roles and responsibilities to provide leadership and enhance support systems in the state.


A.  Provide leadership and high quality services in processes, regulations, interagency collaboration, data systems, fiscal responsibility and evaluation that enhance the success of educational systems in Nebraska.

B.  Provide educational equity through the intentional allocation of resources and opportunities according to need which requires that discriminatory practices, prejudices, and beliefs be identified and eradicated.

C.  Engage policy partners and stakeholders in the development of policies, regulations, and practices to ensure equitable opportunities for all Nebraskans.


Ensure that all Nebraskans, regardless of background or circumstances, have equitable access to opportunities for success.


A.  Increase student, family, and community engagement to enhance educational experiences and opportunities. (Positive Partnerships, Relationships, and Success)

B.  Provide quality educational opportunities for student success, beginning with early childhood education and continuing through transitions between grade levels, programs, schools, postsecondary institutions, and careers. (Transitions)

C.  Ensure that all students have access to comprehensive instructional opportunities, beginning with early childhood education, to be prepared for postsecondary education and career. (Educational Opportunities and Access)


Increase the number of Nebraskans who are ready for success in postsecondary education, career, and civic life.


A.  Ensure every student upon completion of secondary education is prepared for postsecondary education, career, and civic opportunities. (College, Career, and Civic Ready)

B.  Use assessments to measure and to improve student achievement and to inform instruction. (Assessment)

C.  Assure that students are supported by qualified/credentialed, effective teachers, and leaders throughout their learning experiences. (Educator Effectiveness)

Updated March 3, 2020 8:00am