Bellevue students to return to class in August; mask requirement ‘highly probable’
July 1 , 2020 · Omaha World HeraldThe school district has joined several others in the metro area in announcing plans to have all students back in the classroom this August. Read more >

Lincoln Public Schools Family Update
June 26, 2020 The latest news on school openings and more. Read more >

OPS outlines plan for fall school reopening with only half of students in buildings at a time
June 26 , 2020 · Omaha World Herald Read more >

Norfolk Public Schools continues fall planning
June 10, 2020 · Norfolk Daily News · Read more >

Launch Nebraska
The NDE is proud to announce Launch Nebraska, a comprehensive guide, planning toolkit, and professional learning resource that schools and districts can use to address needs that may arise during summer learning and in the reopening of schools. Read more >

Nebraska State Education Association holds ‘Equity Starts With Education’ rally online
June 22, 2020 · KETV · Breaking the silence and discussing action to address racism and inequity.  Read more >

Educators Honored at Nebraska CTE Virtual Symposium
June 22, 2020 · Nebraska Career and Technical Education (CTE) held its first Virtual Symposium on June 9. More than 700 Nebraska CTE teachers, school counselors, administrators, and advocates connected from throughout the Midwest. Read more >

Norfolk: Attend Kindergarten Round-up Rescheduled.  Kindergarten Round-up is a session that enables parents and students to learn more about the kindergarten class that your student will be attending. 
Special Note: due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020-2021 Kindergarten Round-up has been rescheduled to August 6, 2020.*  If your student is enrolled in a kindergarten class at NPS for the 2020-2021 school year, please make plans to attend.   Registered families will receive information in the mail regarding your session. (Session 1: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.    Session 2: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.)    *In the event that Directed Health Measures are in effect that restrict attendance at an in-person Kindergarten Round-Up on this date, alternative plans will be communicated to all registered kindergarten families. 

25 Best Stay at Home Jobs for 2020
Stay at home jobs offer the flexibility to set your own terms: how much you work and when.  Read more >

UNL announces some plans for fall, including mix of online and in-person classes
June 18, 2020 · Omaha World Herald · The University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced Thursday that it has sharpened some of its plans for a campus reopening over the next few months. Read more >

Federal money for Nebraska schools is not tied to any mask requirement
June 12, 2020 · Omaha World Herald · That was the message from the Nebraska Department of Education on Thursday. Read more >

Financial Aid Glossary
Gain a better understanding of financial aid terms. Read more >

COVID-19 Declaratory Order
In a special meeting on June 17, the State Board of Education unanimously approved a declaratory order allowing the Commissioner to make decisions on rules and regulations in the best interest of schools and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more >

Commissioner’s Message Regarding Digital Learning Profile and Plans: CARES Act ESSER, GEERS Funds (6/18/2020)
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Nebraska Commissioner of Education Message Regarding Racial Inequity
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Types of Student Loans
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What happens if schools go remote this fall and many Nebraska kids don’t have Internet?
June 12, 2020 · Omaha World Herald · The Rural Broadband Task Force reported that 12% of Nebraska children younger than 18 lacked a home Internet subscription, but that percentage does not fully capture the barriers many students face. Read more >

CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
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Nebraska Workforce Retraining Initiative Scholarships
June 12, 2020 · An additional $16 million program will target people who lost jobs or have been unable to find work because of the pandemic. Read more >

Nurturing The Resilience Of Our Students In The Wake Of The Traumas Of COVID-19 And Racism
June 12, 2020  ·  Read more >

NSAA COVID Updates
June 11, 2020 · Beginning June 18th NSAA member schools are permitted to participate in camps, clinics, and summer leagues in all NSAA sanctioned activities except basketball, football, soccer, and wrestling. Read more >

Senate Asks for Estimate on Costs to Reopen Schools Safely
June 10, 2020 · The request comes in the wake of estimates that schools need a $116 billion federal bailout to reopen. Read more >

COVID-19: Going Back to School Safely (U.S. Senate Committee)
June 10, 2020 · Watch Video >

Written Testimony for Senate Help Committee Hearing
June 10, 2020  ·  Matthew L. Blomstedt, Ph.D., Commissioner of Education, Nebraska Department of Education Read more >

Education and Training Services from NEworks
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Community College Gap Assistance Program
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Directory of Postsecondary Institutions in Nebraska
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Fischer holds distance learning E-Roundtable with Nebraska education and community leaders
June 7, 2020  · U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, hosted a distance learning e-roundtable June 4 with Nebraska leaders to examine how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted students across the state. Read more >

Grants approved for afterschool programs
June 5, 2020  · Afterschool programs will soon be available at 30 sites in Nebraska with the approval of one-year Expanded Learning Opportunity Grants funded by proceeds of the Nebraska Lottery. Read more >

Grants approved for preschool programs
June 5, 2020  · New and expanded preschool programs will soon be available in nine public school districts with the approval of grants from the Early Childhood Education Grant Program. Read more >

The Nebraska Department of Education Offers Health Guidance for Summer Programming and Beyond
May 28, 2020  ·  As the state begins to return to learning facilities and in-person teaching, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is sharing health guidance on summer programming and beyond. Read more >

What lessons from the coronavirus pandemic will shape the future of education?
May 24, 2020 · Firstly, students and teachers have realized how exhausting it is to be on screens all day long. Remote learning has reminded us that powerful learning can only happen when we are engaged, energetic, and focused. Read more >

California State University system announces plans for a virtual fall semester
May 12, 2020  · The California State University System, which runs 23 campuses, plans to offer most of its courses for the fall virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more >

EducationQuest
While sheltering at home, EducationQuest staff members have been listening to some great TED Talks and podcasts. Read more >

New college grads are having their job offers rescinded—now they’re in ‘survival mode’
May 22, 2020 ·  CNBC Read more >

The current impact of the CARES Act on K-12 education
April 2, 2020 · The CARES Act provides economic relief to public school districts in a variety of ways. Read more >

We can’t recover from a coronavirus recession without helping young workers
Report by Brookings. Read more >

Your coronavirus education questions answered
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Live Updates: Latest News on Coronavirus and Higher Education
Source: Inside Higher Ed

NET Nebraska Education
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FAFSA Renewals Down, Especially for Lower-Income Students
The number of students filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid is still down from this time last year. Read more >

University Reduces Online Tuition Rates For Nebraska Students
In another step to expand access and flexibility for students and families, University of Nebraska President Ted Carter announced today that the NU system is moving to a single, reduced in-state tuition rate for most online undergraduate courses beginning in the fall 2020 semester. Read more >

Governors to Unemployed: Beware Degree Mills, Useless Certificates
Governors, state officials and higher education experts are banding together with a message for the millions Read more >

The Coronavirus Effect: Here Are The Jobs That … – Forbes
Mar 19, 2020 · The coronavirus has changed the job market almost overnight. The global outbreak has seriously impacted the economy and job security. It will have long-lasting, game-changing ramifications. Read more >

Thousands Of New Jobs Are Being Created In Response To The Coronavirus
Mar 27, 2020 · Read more >

Which jobs are most at risk from the coronavirus shutdown?
Mar 27, 2020 · The immediate impact of the coronavirus shutdown is striking in its magnitude, its speed and its concentration on a small set of industries. Read more >

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