As of the 2016-2017 school year, Nebraska’s schools were home to over 22,500 English language learners. As of the 2014-2015 school year, the most common five languages spoken by ELLs in Nebraska were Spanish, Karen languages, Arabic, Somali, and Vietnamese. (U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics)
For more on ELLs in Nebraska, see the following:
State ELL Resources
State Agency: Nebraska Department of Education
ELL Website: Title III/LEP Information
ELL Resources: Nebraska ELL Resource Page
ELP Standards: ELPA21
Assessment Information: State Assessment Information
NCELA: Title III Information
Common Core State Standards: Yes
ESSA: Nebraska ESSA State Plan
MIDTESOL serves mid-America teachers of English from Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri to speakers of other languages.
Nebraska International Languages Association
The Nebraska International Languages Association (NILA) is a professional organization dedicated to the support and promotion of the teaching of languages in the state of Nebraska.
Nebraska State Education Association
Nebraska State Education Association is a National Education Association State Affiliate that regularly lobbies legislators for the resources schools need, campaigns for higher professional standards for the teaching profession, and files legal actions to protect academic freedom and the rights of school employees.
PTI Nebraska (Parent Training and Information) is a statewide resource for families of children with disabilities and special health care needs.
Nebraska: Seal of Biliteracy
Nebraska is in the early stages of the Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, district, or state in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.