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      Public Comment Sessions to Discuss New State English Education Standards

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      Public comment will be accepted at meetings across the state on newly revised state English language arts standards, including one in Kearney.

      Public sessions will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5 in seven cities across Nebraska at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. (CDT). They include:

      • Ainsworth: Educational Service Unit 17, 207 N. Main Street
      • Kearney: Educational Service Unit 10, 76 Plaza Blvd.
      • Lincoln: Nebraska Department of Education, 301 Centennial Mall South, 6th floor, Board Room
      • North Platte: Educational Service Unit 16, 1221 W. 17th Street
      • Omaha: Educational Service Unit 3, 6949 S. 110th Street
      • Scottsbluff: Educational Service Units 13, Harms Advanced Technology Center, 2620 College Park, Room E-188
      • Wakefield: Educational Service Unit 01, 211 Tenth Street

      Comments will also be accepted by emailing nde.standardsinput@nebraska.gov.

      The new standards are intended to help prepare Nebraska students for college and careers. Drafts of the standards can be found at www.education.ne.gov/StandardsSurvey/index.html.

      Comments gathered in the meetings will be shared with the standards editing committee to help finalize the standards before they are presented to the Board of Education.

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