Input needed as Nebraska Department of Education revises state standards

Published: Aug. 15, 2017 at 10:57 AM CDT
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Nebraska has 184 schools across the state that offer Agriculture Education and FFA Chapters.

The Nebraska Department of Education is asking for your help as they revise state standards dealing with these courses.

The changes will impact Nebraska Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Standards for students from 9th -12th grade.

“Agriculture in Nebraska’s number one industry, and it impacts so many people,” said Matt Kreifels with the Nebraska Department of Education, “so we are working with business and industry professionals to create standards teachers will use in those classes.”

The Nebraska Department of Education would like all interested Nebraskans to visit their website and take a survey. The survey asks for feedback on current standards, along with advice on what the Nebraska Department of Education needs to change.

“The survey can take 10 minutes or 45 minutes,” said Kreifels. “It all depends on how long they want to spend.”

Once the survey closes, the Nebraska Department of Education will gather the input. They will, then, adjust the standards before sending them to the Nebraska State Board of Education for approval. Kreifels says those standards should be approved by the fall and implemented in schools across the state by 2018.

The survey can be found

. It will close Friday, August 18.

For more information on the Nebraska Department of Education, click


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