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  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Know Your Rights

    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December 2015, replacing the No Child Left Behind Act (2002) and serving as the latest iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1965), which makes federal aid available for the benefit of students in need, whether in public or private school.Following are some of the key changes contained in ESSA for private school students and teachers. For a more complete breakdown, click here. Please don’t hesitate to call us w...  Read More...

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    UPDATE: Opportunity Scholarships Act Advances!

    Opportunity Scholarships Act Advances From Committee For the First Time Ever May 23, 2017 -- After more than a decade of trying, the Opportunity Scholarships Act (LB 295) has advanced out of committee and to the floor for debate by the entire Nebraska Legislature. On the penultimate day of the Legislature, as state senators prepared to head home for the remainder of 2017, the Revenue Committee held a last-minute “executive session” solely to consider the fate of the Opportu...  Read More...

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Catholic education, an area of concern for the Nebraska Catholic Conference

We are deeply committed to supporting Nebraska’s 87 Catholic primary schools, 26 secondary schools, and more than 27,000 students through advocacy and public policy in our State Legislature. Education remains critically important in the formation of the human person by teaching how to live well now so as to be able to live with God for all eternity.

Catholic education addresses the development of the whole person through spiritual and academic formation based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The mission of Catholic education provides a particular environment for the new Evangelization by presenting the Gospel anew within the school and parish communities.

Our schools serve both the faith community and society by educating children, young people and adults to contribute to the common good by becoming active and caring members of the communities, cities, and nation in which they live.

Prayer for the Nebraska Catholic Conference

Eternal Father, You call us to engage the world so that Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, might be made visible in the words and actions of Your servants. Through the good work of the Nebraska Catholic Conference, may the light and grace of the Gospel shine upon the many difficult problems, questions, policies and issues that arise in our secular world, which so often does not recognize what is good and true and beautiful.  Grant to all of those who work in and with the Nebraska Catholic Conference, on behalf of our citizens who are often denied justice in our culture, the charity, courage and perseverance they need to do Your work in serenity, joy and peace.  We invoke the intercession of Blessed Mary and all of the Saints and the Holy Angels, who stand ready to carry out Your divine will. We ask all in the power of the Holy Spirit and through Jesus Christ Your Son our Lord. Amen

St. John Fisher, pray for us.  St. Thomas More, pray for us.  

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