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April 30, 2015

Six Takeaways from Nebraska’s High School Assessments

October 10, 2019

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

March 27, 2019

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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Feds Ask Nebraska for More Info on Classifying Schools

December 30, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education has questions about Nebraska’s ESSA plan, specifically regarding how the state plans to “meet annual reporting requirements under the new education law.”

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

September 19, 2017

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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NE Releases Plan for Public Review

June 26, 2017

Nebraska’s releases its draft ESSA plan for public review and comment.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Releases State ESSA Primers

May 16, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.

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