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NebraskaThe state of Nebraska, through the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) serves 251 school systems, 1023 schools, and over 24,600 educators to provide educational opportunities for over 290,000 public school students. NDE is organized into teams that interact to operate the agency and carry out the duties assigned by state and federal statutes and the policy directions of the State Board of Education. The teams are organized around distinct functions and responsibilities that encompass leadership and support for Nebraska’s system of early childhood, primary, secondary and postsecondary education; direct services to clients; and internal support to the agency.

The department carries out its duties on behalf of Nebraska students in public, private, and nonpublic school systems. The staff of the department interacts with schools and institutions of higher education to develop, coordinate and improve educational programs.


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Smith urging vocational training in schools 

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