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Six Takeaways from Nebraska’s High School Assessments

Last week, “the Nebraska Department of Education released test scores and performance ratings for more than 1,100 schools and 244 districts.” Here, Joe Dejka highlights six key takeaways. Test scores did not change much—with proficiency scores in English language arts and math both up by...

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Nebraska School Looking to Leverage ESSA Funds

Clinton Elementary in Lincoln, Nebraska, which is “eligible for a federal grant to help improve academic performance of some of the state’s lowest-performing schools,” plans to apply for up to $800,000 in ESSA funds over a three-year period, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. “Clinton...

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NE’s Governor Says He Won’t Sign State’s ESSA Plan

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says he won’t sign the state’s ESSA plan “because of concerns about how it addresses accountability.” The plan was approved by the Nebraska State Board of Education on September 8 and subsequently sent to the U.S. Dept. of Education for review...

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