Educational Opportunities and Access

Goals and Outcomes

Success, Access, and Support

Strategic Priority:  Ensure all Nebraskans, regardless of background or circumstances, have equitable access to opportunities for success

Outcome Statement:

Ensure all students have access to comprehensive instructional opportunities to be prepared for postsecondary education and career.

Goal 4.1    By 2020, the NDE will develop a statewide digital course and content repository.

Goal 4.2    By 2026, 85% of all Nebraska students, upon graduation from high school, will have completed Advanced Placement coursework, earned dual credit and/or obtained industry certification.

Goal 4.3    By 2026, 95% of Nebraska elementary schools would be able to identify at least one high-quality early childhood educational program accessible to all of the school’s resident preschool age population.

Contract and details for Open Education Resources (OER) Commons site and hub are being finalized by the ESUCC. The initial meeting with OER Commons is scheduled for January 8th at 1:30 via zoom.

We will work with our assigned OER Commons Project Representative then. A logo for the site and branding are being finalized and were designed by the NDE Communications Team (Katie Bieber).

Plans are in development for a webinar to be conducted in February during either the ESU Professional Development Organization of the ESU Coordinating Council or other ESUCC meeting’s that are scheduled.

During the August 2017 board meeting, the State Board or Education approved 214 school districts and Educational Service Units to operate an early childhood education program.

Additionally, as of December 21, 2017, forty-seven (47) licensed early childhood education and care programs (either center-based or family child care homes) were rated at a step 3, 4, or 5 in Step Up to Quality; Nebraska’s quality rating and improvement program for early childhood education and care programs.

Step UP to Quality is open to licensed child care centers and preschools, family child care homes, approved school district and ESU programs, and Head Start classrooms.