The Education Council is the NITC advisory group that represents public and private K-12 education, and public and private higher education. Representatives are nominated by their respective sectors and approved by the Commission. Acting as a catalyst to encourage education entities and organizations to work together for the common good, the NITC action items are used to document future initiatives that would help improve education technology throughout the state. The Education Council also reviews and prioritizes I.T. projects as recommendations to the NITC, that are submitted by education-related state agencies (e.g. NET, NDE, CCPE, University of Nebraska, State College System) as part of the biennial budget process.
The NITC Strategic Initiative that provides a scalable, reliable, and secure telecommunications infrastructure that enables any type of eligible entity (i.e., local and state government, K-12 and higher education) to purchase the amount of service that the entities need, when they need it, on an annual basis. The project, Network Nebraska, was initiated by the Nebraska Legislature in April 2006 and now interconnects over 250 entities.
The NITC Strategic Initiative that promotes the effective and efficient integration of technology into the instructional, learning, and administrative processes and to utilize technology to deliver enhanced digital educational opportunities to students at all levels throughout Nebraska on an equitable and affordable basis.