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Work Begins on Governor’s Education and Workforce Roundtable

LB773 was introduced to create the Early Childhood Workforce Development Task Force. Rather than have the bill advance this session, a strategic decision was made to work collaboratively with Governor Pete Ricketts' new Education and Workforce Roundtable to identify issues and solutions impacting students' in the early childhood-to-workforce pipeline.   Read More

February 19, 2016  |  Posted in Legislation

Implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Begins

Our nation’s new education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), was signed into law in December 2015. The law, which replaces the No Child Left Behind Act, seeks to improve opportunities and outcomes for students. 

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February 18, 2016  |  Posted in Legislation

Teaching Children About Emotions

Managing emotions in a healthy way is an important skill for children learn during early childhood.   Read More

February 11, 2016  |  Posted in Legislation

Teacher Quality Matters

Broad consensus exists that teacher quality matters—teacher quality makes a difference in our K-12 system and it makes a difference in our colleges and universities. But nowhere does teacher quality have a greater impact than with our youngest children.  Read More

February 04, 2016  |  Posted in Legislation

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