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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 5, 2017
NDE SEEKING INPUT ON NEBRASKA ESSA PLAN
The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is requesting input from the public on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan.
ESSA is the federal law signed on December 10, 2015, replacing the No Child Left Behind Act. ESSA requires every state to develop a plan to improve educational outcomes for children and hold schools accountable for success.
Overall, Nebraska’s ESSA State Plan incorporates much of the work that is currently underway in schools across the state and pivotal in NDE’s Strategic Vision and Direction and Nebraska’s Accountability for Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow or AQuESTT.
To create an ESSA State Plan with the best interests of Nebraska students in mind, the public is invited to provide their feedback online by completing the ESSA Stakeholder Feedback Survey found here. The survey will be open through July 5, 2017.
Public Information Officer, Nebraska Department of Education
2016-2017 Teacher Ms. Linda Kudrna
The fifth grade class has been participating in the Trout in the Classroom program this year. As part of the program, we received trout from Nebraska Game & Parks to dissect. It was a quite smelly, but we had a lot of fun learning and getting a close up look at the anatomy of a trout. Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is an environmental education program in which students in grades 4-5 . . .
- raise trout from eggs to fry.
- monitor tank water quality.
- engage in stream habitat study.
- learn to appreciate water resources.
- begin to foster a conservation ethic.
- grow to understand ecosystems.
Trout In The Classroom is funded by a number of generous supporters.
The Nebraska Environmental Trust provides funds for equipment.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Fisheries Division supplies all trout, trout eggs, and trout feed to support the program. Special thanks to the Production Section for its assistance.