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Request for Information

The Nebraska Department of Education is requesting information from qualified vendors who can provide, administer, score and report results for statewide summative assessments in English Language Arts, mathematics, and science to be administered annually beginning no later than the school year of 2017-2018. In addition, NDE seeks information from qualified vendors to provide professional development for assessment literacy, balanced assessment, and the use of data to improve learning. The Nebraska Department of Education will use the information from this RFI to inform the development of a Request For Proposal to be released in December 2016 to seek a vendor to provide Nebraska Statewide Assessments.

Request for Information

Lincoln High School Teacher Named 2017 Nebraska Teacher of the Year

Amber Vlasnik

Amber Vlasnik, a Lincoln High School mathematics teacher, was named Nebraska 2017 Teacher of the Year today during a surprise award presentation.

2017 Nebraska Teacher of the Year Press Release

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Highlights of the State Board of Education Meetings on
November 3-4, 2016

Archived Highlights of the
State Board of Education Meetings

AQuESTT for Nebraska

Innovation Grant Program Full Application

The Nebraska Department of Education is now accepting full applications for proposed projects through Nebraska’s Innovation Grant Program. The Program provides funding opportunities to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to support the development, expansion and investment in innovative best practices. Eligible applicants include a school district, Educational Service Unit (ESU), or combination of entities containing at least one school district or ESU.

To access the Innovation Grant application, click here.


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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is committed to collaborating with stakeholders, including educators, policymakers, and community members, to ensure coherent and thoughtful state-level implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). To ensure that the ESSA Nebraska State Plan addresses the day-to-day needs of educators, students, and communities, NDE is seeking recommendations on listening tours, surveys and statewide conversations. If you have a suggestion for a date, particular stakeholder group, or location, please contact us at:

To learn more about ESSA Nebraska visit our website:

Nebraska State Assessments (NeSA) 2016

NeSA News Release
NeSA Preliminary Results
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