Nebraska has consistently ranks high in national comparisons. In the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) report Nebraska students scored above the national average in all categories and only 4 states outscored Nebraska in 4th grade reading and math.... read more ›
New Jersey is the top state for education. It's followed by Massachusetts, Florida, Washington and Colorado to round out the top five. Six of the 10 states with the best education systems also rank among the top 10 Best States overall. Learn more about the Best States for education below.... view details ›
The main purpose of ESSA is to make sure public schools provide a quality education for all kids. ESSA gives states more of a say in how schools account for student achievement. This includes the achievement of disadvantaged students.... see more ›
Nebraska's No-Choice Status
Nebraska is one of just a handful of states without school choice options like charter schools, Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), tax-credit scholarships, and school vouchers.... see details ›
After 13 years and much debate, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has come to an end. A new law called the “Every Student Succeeds Act” was enacted on December 10. It replaces NCLB and eliminates some of its most controversial provisions.... see more ›
Under ESSA, parents of students with disabilities should have access to clear information that assists them in knowing how their children are doing in school compared to the state standards, assurance that their children are included in state accountability systems as all other students, and that their children have an ...... see details ›
Online schools in Nebraska powered by Stride K12 provide high school students with college and career counseling to help them advance in their academic careers. Some schools even offer concurrent enrollment programs allowing students to earn college credits on select courses.... read more ›
Summer born children are allowed to attend school part-time during the whole of their first year. This means that your child can start attending gradually. As long as your child starts school by April in their Reception year then they are allowed to attend part-time, either for all of the year or for part of it.... continue reading ›
- File a Parent/Guardian Form.
- File a Parent Representative Form.
- File an Information Summary.
- Submit your child's birth certificate to the Nebraska Department of Education the first year you begin homeschooling.
- Your instruction must be at least 1,032 hours.
- You must teach the core subjects,
When does ESSA take effect? ESSA will go into effect for the 2017-2018 school year. Funding is authorized through the 2020 - 2021 school year.... view details ›
ESSA requires states to get input from parents and families as they create state plans. To get involved, reach out to your state's department of education. NCLB didn't require states to include parent input when creating their state plans.... read more ›
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) specifies that a local school district may develop its own plan to demonstrate that the schools are taking the responsibility to teach and assess students appropriately.... continue reading ›
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the 2015 reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act, aimed at ensuring equal access to high-quality education for all students in the United States.... view details ›