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Today is ‘Read for the Record Day’

Read for the Record Day: the largest shared reading experience ever as people around the world are reading The Bear Ate Your Sandwich.

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October 27, 2016  |  Posted in General

Ready for Success: What Families Want to Know About Starting School in Nebraska

What will kindergarten be like? How do I know if my child is ready? How can we prepare for the first day? These questions and more are addressed in “Ready for Success: What Families Want to Know About Starting School in Nebraska” published by the Nebraska Department of Education. Read More

August 11, 2016  |  Posted in General

Focus on Reading

March and April are reading months -- check out the many promotions aimed at reading to children from birth.  Read More

March 03, 2016  |  Posted in General

U.S. Census: 42% of Nebraska’s Children Ages 0-5 Are At Risk

New Census data show 42% of Nebraska children ages 0-5 continue to be at risk of failing in school. They are located throughout the state and in rural and metro areas.   Read More

December 10, 2015  |  Posted in General

Read Aloud to a Child This Month

Governor Pete Ricketts has named November Read Aloud to a Child Month. Read Aloud Nebraska has some suggestions and recommended books for reading aloud to infants and toddlers. Read More

November 05, 2015  |  Posted in General

New Study: Gap in School Readiness Emerges from Early Vocabulary

A new study finds that children with larger oral vocabularies by age 2 arrived at kindergarten better prepared academically and behaviorally than their peers. Read More

October 22, 2015  |  Posted in Research

Kindergarten is an Important Year in Students’ Lives

Kindergarten requires a unique approach to teaching that merges the education styles of preschool and the primary grades. Read More

August 06, 2015  |  Posted in General Research

Quality, Accountability, Results: Hallmarks of Wise Investments in Early Childhood

In recent years, Nebraska has opened new opportunities for genuine investment in the development of children who stand to lose or gain the most from their earliest experiences. Among these, the Sixpence Early Learning Fund rises to the top as an investment opportunity that meets the most stringent criteria for quality, fiscal accountability and demonstrable results. Read More

February 20, 2015  |  Posted in General

November is Literacy Month

Babies are born learners, and the number of quality interactions they experience in their earliest months and years heavily influences how they develop and succeed later. In recognition of the importance of early literacy and family literacy, Governor Dave Heineman has proclaimed November “Read Aloud to a Child Month." Read More

November 06, 2014  |  Posted in General

Researchers: Sixpence Program is Delivering Positive Results

The Nebraska Legislature’s Education Committee is touring a Sixpence program in Broken Bow today to learn more about the innovative public-private partnership before holding a public hearing on its visioning process for a statewide strategic plan for education as mandated by LB1103. Read More

October 16, 2014  |  Posted in General Legislation
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