Kentucky Department of Education

Kentucky Department of Education Unbridled Learning: College/Career Readiness for All The Kentucky Department of Education is a service agency of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The department provides resources and guidance to Kentucky's public schools and districts as they implement the state's K-12 education requirements. The department also serves as the state liaison for federal education requirements and funding opportunities.

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🆕: Peace. A word with many levels of meaning and overwhelmingly lacking from the current worldview. Yet, peace is so des...
06/12/2021
Learn how to teach peace in a world of conflict | Kentucky Teacher

🆕: Peace. A word with many levels of meaning and overwhelmingly lacking from the current worldview. Yet, peace is so desperately needed.

Learn how to teach peace in a world of conflict with GCHS Musketeers teacher Jill Armstrong. #KyEd #TeamKentucky

LeadershipGuest Columns Learn how to teach peace in a world of conflict By Jill Armstrong - June 8, 2021 0 10 tweet Jill Armstrong Peace. A word with many levels of meaning and overwhelmingly lacking from the current worldview. Yet, peace is so desperately needed. I am a Peace Teacher.  You won’t...

Episode Two of our 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Donnie Piercey’s Teachers Passing Notes project is Live! Thank you ...
06/12/2021
Teachers Passing Notes Episode Two - Jackie Honghern

Episode Two of our 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Donnie Piercey’s Teachers Passing Notes project is Live! Thank you to Jackie Honghern, who teaches computer science at the Phoenix School of Discovery, for taking time to share her ideas. #kygodigital #TeachersPassingNotes #KyEd

Link to Jackie's note: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwgk935hkLA

Jackie Honghern teaches computer science at the Phoenix School of Discovery in Louisville, Kentucky. She practices daily "Low Risk Check-ins" with her stud...

🆕: Kentucky Department of Education rescinds Healthy at School guidance as Governor Andy Beshear lifts COVID-19 restrict...
06/11/2021
KDE rescinds Healthy at School guidance as governor lifts COVID-19 restrictions | Kentucky Teacher

🆕: Kentucky Department of Education rescinds Healthy at School guidance as Governor Andy Beshear lifts COVID-19 restrictions: https://bit.ly/3zj15sx #KyEd

News KDE rescinds Healthy at School guidance as governor lifts COVID-19 restrictions By Staff - June 11, 2021 0 3 tweet Pursuant to Gov. Andy Beshear’s Executive Order 2021-386 (EO 2021-386), the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) on June 11 rescinded its flagship COVID-19 guidance document, ...

📣: Have you heard? Donnie Piercey, Kentucky's 2021 Teacher of the Year, has launched Teachers Passing Notes, a project t...
06/11/2021
2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year launches Teachers Passing Notes project | Kentucky Teacher

📣: Have you heard? Donnie Piercey, Kentucky's 2021 Teacher of the Year, has launched Teachers Passing Notes, a project that aims to amplify the voices of educators and increasing teacher collaboration!

“As things start to make their way back to normal, my hope is that Teachers Passing Notes will be a resource that can provide the inspirational spark that teachers need to increase student learning and engagement.”

📝: bit.ly/TeachersPassingNotes0602
🖥️: teacherspassingnotes.com
📹: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrfxWpe1Ygw&feature=emb_title

Features 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year launches Teachers Passing Notes project By Jacob Perkins - June 2, 2021 0 509 tweet 2021 Teacher of the Year Donnie Piercey, right, interviews Kyri Demby, the music teacher at Jacob Elementary School (Jefferson County), as part of Piercey’s Teachers Passi...

Kentucky’s 8 educational cooperatives will develop and implement a plan to assist districts in addressing the recent lea...
06/11/2021
SESC announces new learning loss initiative | Kentucky Teacher

Kentucky’s 8 educational cooperatives will develop and implement a plan to assist districts in addressing the recent learning loss and social-emotional needs that may have arisen during the past year and a half.

Learn more about the Southeast South-Central Educational Cooperative's new initiative via Kentucky Teacher. #KyEd #TeamKentucky

Bulletin BoardAnnouncements SESC announces new learning loss initiative By Staff - June 3, 2021 0 177 tweet The Southeast South-Central Educational Cooperative (SESC) announced a new initiative to address student learning loss that may have occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. A team of educators....

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Lewis County...
06/11/2021

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Lewis County High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2021

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Lewis County High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2021

🆕🎉: We are excited to announce the 14 Kentucky public school educators who have been named to our Teachers Advisory Coun...
06/10/2021
14 Kentucky teachers selected to serve on KDE’s Teachers Advisory Council | Kentucky Teacher

🆕🎉: We are excited to announce the 14 Kentucky public school educators who have been named to our Teachers Advisory Council!

“The voices of our teachers are crucial as we work to shape the future of education here in Kentucky,” said Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass.

“Too often teachers are left out of decision-making that directly impacts them and their classrooms. I believe in the voices of our educators and I look forward to continue working alongside this council to form a stronger education system for our state.”

#KyEd #TeamKentucky

News 14 Kentucky teachers selected to serve on KDE’s Teachers Advisory Council By Jacob Perkins - June 10, 2021 0 3 tweet Fourteen Kentucky public school educators have been named to the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Teachers Advisory Council (TAC), Education Commissioner Jason E. Gla...

NEW: Kentucky school counselors hear the need for direct connection with students this fall during the June 9 meeting of...
06/10/2021
Kentucky school counselors hear need for direct connection with students this fall | Kentucky Teacher

NEW: Kentucky school counselors hear the need for direct connection with students this fall during the June 9 meeting of the School Counselor Advisory Council.

#KyEd #TeamKentucky

NewsStudent SupportSchool Safety Kentucky school counselors hear need for direct connection with students this fall By Jim Gaines - June 10, 2021 0 2 tweet Students returning to in-person classes this fall may need help adjusting, school counselors were told during the June 9 meeting of the School C...

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Metcalfe Cou...
06/10/2021

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Metcalfe County High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2021

Metcalfe County Schools

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Metcalfe County High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2021

Metcalfe County Schools

🏳️‍🌈: The Kentucky Department of Education is proud to stand beside our LGBTQIA+ community and is committed to ensuring ...
06/10/2021

🏳️‍🌈: The Kentucky Department of Education is proud to stand beside our LGBTQIA+ community and is committed to ensuring Kentucky's public schools are safe havens where ALL students and staff feel safe, respected + welcomed.

Be proud.
Be brave.
Be YOU.

Happy #PrideMonth! #Pride2021 #KyEd #TeamKentucky

🏳️‍🌈: The Kentucky Department of Education is proud to stand beside our LGBTQIA+ community and is committed to ensuring Kentucky's public schools are safe havens where ALL students and staff feel safe, respected + welcomed.

Be proud.
Be brave.
Be YOU.

Happy #PrideMonth! #Pride2021 #KyEd #TeamKentucky

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Jenkins Midd...
06/10/2021

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Jenkins Middle High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2021

Jenkins Independent School

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Jenkins Middle High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2021

Jenkins Independent School

🆕: “If we don’t get people talking about this together, you’re never going to see the movement. … This is never going to...
06/09/2021
Kentucky parents work to revise ‘The Missing Piece of the Proficiency Puzzle’ | Kentucky Teacher

🆕: “If we don’t get people talking about this together, you’re never going to see the movement. … This is never going to work if we’re not all at the same table and having the conversations and valuing one another.”

Alongside the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, our Parents Advisory Council work to revise “The Missing Piece of the Proficiency Puzzle,” a document designed to support districts with implementing best practices for parent engagement.

DETAILS ➡️ http://bit.ly/PAC0609

#KyEd #TeamKentucky

News Kentucky parents work to revise ‘The Missing Piece of the Proficiency Puzzle’ By Jacob Perkins - June 9, 2021 0 7 tweet At its June 9 virtual meeting, the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Commissioner’s Parents Advisory Council (PAC) provided feedback on proposed updates to ...

🏫: The Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education had several goals for their second meeting on June 8, which included b...
06/09/2021
Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education continues work during second meeting | Kentucky Teacher

🏫: The Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education had several goals for their second meeting on June 8, which included building an understanding of the dimensions of identity and community.

Read more in the meeting recap ➡️ http://bit.ly/KCAE0608

#KyEd #TeamKentucky

News Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education continues work during second meeting By Jacqueline Thompson - June 9, 2021 0 6 tweet The Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education (KCAE) had several goals for their second meeting on June 8, which included building an understanding of the dimensions....

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at East Jessami...
06/09/2021

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at East Jessamine High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2021

Jessamine County Schools

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at East Jessamine High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2021

Jessamine County Schools

NEW: Superintendents hear rules for final ESSER funds, an equity presentation from the Commissioner's Student Advisory C...
06/09/2021
Superintendents hear rules for final ESSER funds | Kentucky Teacher

NEW: Superintendents hear rules for final ESSER funds, an equity presentation from the Commissioner's Student Advisory Council, #COVID19 updates + more on the Supplemental School Year Program during the June 8 Special Superintendents’ Webcast. #KyEd #TeamKDE

News Superintendents hear rules for final ESSER funds By Jim Gaines - June 8, 2021 0 24 tweet The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) should soon receive the final third of nearly $2 billion allocated to the state under the most recent round of American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary....

#ICYMI: "We want to make sure that we really get to the heart of some of these challenges.”Kentucky will host a series o...
06/08/2021
Lt. Gov. Coleman announces student-led mental health roundtables during Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council | Kentucky Teacher

#ICYMI: "We want to make sure that we really get to the heart of some of these challenges.”

Kentucky will host a series of roundtables aimed to address mental health in the state’s public schools, Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman announced during the June 1 virtual meeting of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council.

#KyEd #TeamKentucky

News Lt. Gov. Coleman announces student-led mental health roundtables during Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council By Jacob Perkins - June 1, 2021 0 286 tweet Sofie Farmer, left, a recent graduate of Gatton Academy, speaks with fellow council member Logan Justice, a junior at Paul Laurence Dunba...

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Knox Central...
06/08/2021

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Knox Central High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2021

Knox County Public Schools

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Knox Central High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2021

Knox County Public Schools

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Murray High ...
06/08/2021

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Murray High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #ClassOf2021

Murray Independent School District

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Murray High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #ClassOf2021

Murray Independent School District

📣: Este Jueves 10 de Junio, de 6 a 8 de la tarde, horario ET, el Comisionado de Educación Jason E. Glass organizará la ú...
06/07/2021
Regístrese para el evento del 10 de junio / Register for June 10th event

📣: Este Jueves 10 de Junio, de 6 a 8 de la tarde, horario ET, el Comisionado de Educación Jason E. Glass organizará la última reunión de su Recorrido de Escucha Virtual.

Esta reunión será llevada a cabo en Español para familias de habla hispana y todos aquellos interesados en participar. Es necesario inscribirse para poder participar en la reunión ➡️ https://bit.ly/RecorridoVirtualDeEscucha0610

#KyEd #TeamKentucky

📣: This Thursday, June 10, Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass will host the final stop of his virtual listening tour from 6 to 8 pm ET.

The event will be for our Spanish-speaking families and stakeholders. Registration is required for participation ➡️ https://bit.ly/RecorridoVirtualDeEscucha0610

#KyEd #TeamKentucky

🆕: The Kentucky Board of Education is accepting nominations for the 2021 Kelly Award for Business and Education Partners...
06/07/2021
KBE seeking nominations for the 2021 Joseph W. Kelly Award for Business and Education Partnership | Kentucky Teacher

🆕: The Kentucky Board of Education is accepting nominations for the 2021 Kelly Award for Business and Education Partnership through July 15.

Named after Joseph W. Kelly, a KBE member from 1989 to 1998 and a respected business leader and education advocate, the award is given in the fall of each year to a businessperson or business that has partnered with a public school or school district to provide leadership that promotes school improvement and student achievement.

#KyEd #KyBOE #TeamKentucky

KY BoardNews KBE seeking nominations for the 2021 Joseph W. Kelly Award for Business and Education Partnership By Jacob Perkins - June 7, 2021 0 4 tweet The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) is accepting nominations for the Kelly Award for Business and Education Partnership. Named after Joseph W. Ke...

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Meade County...
06/07/2021

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Meade County High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #ClassOf2021

Meade County School District

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Meade County High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #ClassOf2021

Meade County School District

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Dawson Sprin...
06/07/2021

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Dawson Springs High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #ClassOf2021

Dawson Springs Independent School System

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Dawson Springs High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #ClassOf2021

Dawson Springs Independent School System

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Pike County ...
06/06/2021

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Pike County Central High School!

Pike County Schools

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #ClassOf2021

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Pike County Central High School!

Pike County Schools

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #ClassOf2021

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at the Kentucky...
06/06/2021

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at the Kentucky School for the Deaf!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #ClassOf2021

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at the Kentucky School for the Deaf!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #ClassOf2021

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Western Hill...
06/06/2021

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Western Hills High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2021

Franklin County Schools

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Western Hills High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2021

Franklin County Schools

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Glasgow High...
06/05/2021

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Glasgow High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2021

Glasgow Independent Schools

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Glasgow High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2021

Glasgow Independent Schools

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Green County...
06/05/2021

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Green County High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2021

Green County Schools

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Green County High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2021

Green County Schools

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Henry County...
06/05/2021

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Henry County High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2021

Henry County Public Schools - KY

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEclassof2021shoutout to the senior class at Henry County High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2021

Henry County Public Schools - KY

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300 Sower Boulevard
Frankfort, KY
40601

General information

The department is an agency of the state Education Cabinet. It is led by an appointed Commissioner of Education, who answers to the 11-member Kentucky Board of Education. Offices are administered by associate commissioners, and divisions within those offices are administered by division directors. The Kentucky Board of Education also serves as the board for the Kentucky School for the Blind and Kentucky School for the Deaf, and Department of Education staff serve as resources for those schools. The department has approximately 400 Frankfort-based employees. The department's major activities include: - administering the statewide assessment and accountability system - providing technical assistance to schools and districts in the areas of finance, management and curriculum - providing support and information to the Kentucky Board of Education as it promulgates state education regulations - overseeing the state's education technology system - monitoring school and district compliance with state and federal laws

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(502) 564-3141

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