Nebraska Developmental Education Consortium

Explore the website for opportunities for interaction and sharing expertise, and new directions. 

About the Consortium

We are a group of teachers from Nebraska community colleges who invite other developmental English teachers (reading & writing) to build this state-wide community that shares resources and energizes one another. Please explore the website & attend the conference. To contribute a resource or idea, email us:

From Our Blog

The Work of Teaching Now Deserves Celebration

May 27, 2021

Photo credit: Kevin Abourezk   Phip Ross It’s graduation time for many students. Not for most, of course. Many are turning full attention to making money between terms. Or taking stock of where they are and what they will have to do next. Or questioning themselves. I haven’t been to many SCC graduations, but I…

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Without Change, Education is History Repeating

January 25, 2021

Phip Ross Her father was dying of cancer spring semester. She took him to many chemo appointments. He died in March. Her brother killed himself at home over the recent winter break. She has failed a number of courses, passed a couple, the last year and a half. She works part-time in a fast-food restaurant.…

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Who Even Are These People?

October 3, 2020

Cheney Luttich Who even are these people? That’s what I think every now and then when walking through the halls of the community college.  Last semester, you would have seen me saying hello to students by name and stopping to engage in conversation.  Those moments made me happy.  But now, I’m walking through the hall…

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