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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This is the eighth of a series of stories Kentucky Teacher is running about new superintendents for the 2021-2022 school...
08/10/2021
New Oldham County superintendent Jason Radford stresses the importance of school culture | Kentucky Teacher

This is the eighth of a series of stories Kentucky Teacher is running about new superintendents for the 2021-2022 school year.

Superintendent Radford previously served as the assistant superintendent with The Boone County Schools, where he led the Office of School and System Improvement. He has held various roles in the education sector, including Educational Recovery leader at Newport High School (Newport Independent School District), National School Leadership coach, and the Title I district manager for the Kentucky Department of Education.

#KyEd #TeamKentucky

Features New Oldham County superintendent Jason Radford stresses the importance of school culture By Shelby Stills - August 10, 2021 0 7 tweet Jason Radford, center, is welcomed as the new superintendent by attendees of the Oldham County board meeting on June 14, 2021. Radford previously served as t...

#ICYMI: 'I was born and raised in Morgan County.' Superintendent is a new job for Ralph Hamilton, but he is very familia...
08/10/2021
Morgan County remains home for new superintendent Ralph Hamilton | Kentucky Teacher

#ICYMI: 'I was born and raised in Morgan County.'

Superintendent is a new job for Ralph Hamilton, but he is very familiar with the Morgan County school system he now oversees ➡️ bit.ly/RalphHamiltonMorganCounty

#KyEd #TeamKentucky

Features Morgan County remains home for new superintendent Ralph Hamilton By Jim Gaines - July 22, 2021 0 647 tweet Ralph Hamilton, new superintendent of Morgan County Schools, at the June meeting of the Kentucky School Boards Association in Frankfort. Hamilton, who took over from retiring superinte...

🏫: Five districts are starting the 2021-2022 school year today! Let's welcome back Ballard County Schools, Bourbon Schoo...
08/10/2021

🏫: Five districts are starting the 2021-2022 school year today! Let's welcome back Ballard County Schools, Bourbon Schools, Bullitt County Public Schools, Lee County School District, KY + Wolfe County Board of Education!

Have a great year, everyone!

#BackToSchoolKY #KyEd

🏫: Five districts are starting the 2021-2022 school year today! Let's welcome back Ballard County Schools, Bourbon Schools, Bullitt County Public Schools, Lee County School District, KY + Wolfe County Board of Education!

Have a great year, everyone!

#BackToSchoolKY #KyEd

🆕: Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass returns to hometown to honor Meade County choir teacher who helped shape his...
08/09/2021
Commissioner Glass returns to hometown to honor Meade County choir teacher who helped shape his life | Kentucky Teacher

🆕: Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass returns to hometown to honor Meade County choir teacher who helped shape his life.

“I’m no professional or great musician or artist, but what I learned from Shirley Jones is that if you pour your heart into something you truly care about, and if you are willing to commit to that effort, then real greatness emerges – a greatness we are all capable of achieving,” Glass said.

#KyEd #TeamKentucky

Features Commissioner Glass returns to hometown to honor Meade County choir teacher who helped shape his life By Audrie Lamb - August 9, 2021 0 6 tweet Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass, left, claps for retired educator Shirley Jones at the Meade County School District’s opening day ceremony o...

Former Bullitt County superintendent Keith Davis returns to the classroom in JCPS after retirement | Kentucky Teacher
08/09/2021
Former Bullitt County superintendent Keith Davis returns to the classroom in JCPS after retirement | Kentucky Teacher

Former Bullitt County superintendent Keith Davis returns to the classroom in JCPS after retirement | Kentucky Teacher

Features Former Bullitt County superintendent Keith Davis returns to the classroom in JCPS after retirement By Shelby Stills - August 9, 2021 0 28 tweet Keith Davis sits at his desk at Frost Sixth-Grade Academy, reading “The First Days of School,” a book about how to be an effective teacher and ...

💻: We will host the 2021-2022 Annual District Health Coordinators’ Conference from 8:30 a.m.-noon on Sept. 15. Due to in...
08/09/2021
2021-2022 Annual District Health Coordinator’s Sept. 15 conference now online | Kentucky Teacher

💻: We will host the 2021-2022 Annual District Health Coordinators’ Conference from 8:30 a.m.-noon on Sept. 15. Due to increasing cases of COVID-19, this conference will be a virtual Teams Live meeting.

DETAILS ➡️ https://bit.ly/3ymgbwD

#KyEd #TeamKDE

Bulletin BoardConferences & Workshops 2021-2022 Annual District Health Coordinator’s Sept. 15 conference now online By Staff - August 3, 2021 0 4 tweet The Kentucky Department of Education will be hosting the 2021-2022 Annual District Health Coordinators’ Conference from 8:30 a.m.-noon on Sept. ...

🏫: Join us in welcoming Kentucky School for the Blind + Kentucky School for the Deaf students and staff back for the 202...
08/09/2021

🏫: Join us in welcoming Kentucky School for the Blind + Kentucky School for the Deaf students and staff back for the 2021-2022 school year! Have a fantastic year!

#KyEd #BackToSchoolKY

🏫: Join us in welcoming Kentucky School for the Blind + Kentucky School for the Deaf students and staff back for the 2021-2022 school year! Have a fantastic year!

#KyEd #BackToSchoolKY

🆕: We have opened our registration website for the 2021 Kentucky Education Summit, which is scheduled for Nov. 1-2 at th...
08/08/2021
Registration now open for 2021 Kentucky Education Summit | Kentucky Teacher

🆕: We have opened our registration website for the 2021 Kentucky Education Summit, which is scheduled for Nov. 1-2 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville!

Over two days, the event will pull in some of the nation’s top education reform leaders to help begin a discussion about how to build a stronger education system with high standards in Kentucky.

Registration is 🆓 and open to everyone through Oct. 29.

DETAILS ➡️ https://bit.ly/KentuckyEducationSummitRegistration #KyEd

News Registration now open for 2021 Kentucky Education Summit By Audrie Lamb - August 2, 2021 0 202 tweet The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) opened its registration website for the 2021 Kentucky Education Summit, which is scheduled for Nov. 1-2 at the Kentucky International Convention Center...

😷: “We can’t do this alone. … We ask our community to come together on behalf of all our children.”Owensboro Public Scho...
08/07/2021
OPENING DAY MESSAGE FROM OWENSBORO'S THREE SUPERINTENDENTS

😷: “We can’t do this alone. … We ask our community to come together on behalf of all our children.”

Owensboro Public Schools, Daviess County Public Schools and Owensboro Catholic Schools are providing a unified approach to masking for the school year to keep their community safe!

#KyEd #MaskUpKY

PLEASE WATCH FOR UPDATES ON COVID SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SCHOOLS

🎉: It's #FeelGoodFriday, a perfect opportunity to celebrate the 🔟 semifinalists for the 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Yea...
08/06/2021
Semifinalists named for 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year | Kentucky Teacher

🎉: It's #FeelGoodFriday, a perfect opportunity to celebrate the 🔟 semifinalists for the 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year award!

One of these outstanding educators will represent the Commonwealth in the 2022 National Teacher of the Year competition! #KyEd #KYTOY22

LeadershipNewsBulletin BoardSpecial Recognition Semifinalists named for 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year By Staff - August 2, 2021 0 349 tweet Ten outstanding teachers from across the state – four elementary, three middle and three high school – are semifinalists for the 2022 Kentucky Teacher o...

🆕: The Kentucky Board of Education approved several emergency regulations during its Aug. 5 regular meeting to help dist...
08/06/2021
KBE approves regulations on district staff and student attendance, non-voting member selection procedure | Kentucky Teacher

🆕: The Kentucky Board of Education approved several emergency regulations during its Aug. 5 regular meeting to help districts prepare for the ongoing effects the COVID-19 pandemic may have on the 2021-2022 school year. #KyEd #KyBOE

KY BoardNews KBE approves regulations on district staff and student attendance, non-voting member selection procedure By Jacqueline Thompson - August 5, 2021 0 66 tweet The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) approved several emergency regulations during its Aug. 5 regular meeting to help districts pr...

🏫: One more district starts the 2021-2022 school year today! Welcome back, Pineville Independent School District! #KyEd ...
08/06/2021

🏫: One more district starts the 2021-2022 school year today! Welcome back, Pineville Independent School District!

#KyEd #BackToSchoolKY

🏫: One more district starts the 2021-2022 school year today! Welcome back, Pineville Independent School District!

#KyEd #BackToSchoolKY

🆕🎉: "I want to be an advocate for students who do not have a voice or those who are marginalized.”Longtime educator Kim ...
08/05/2021
Longtime educator Kim Hawkins receives 2021 Grissom Award from KBE | Kentucky Teacher

🆕🎉: "I want to be an advocate for students who do not have a voice or those who are marginalized.”

Longtime educator Kim Hawkins receives 2021 Grissom Award from KBE.

CC: Allen County Schools Public Relations

#KyEd #KyBOE

KY BoardNews Longtime educator Kim Hawkins receives 2021 Grissom Award from KBE By Shelby Stills - August 5, 2021 0 126 tweet Kim Hawkins, director of preschool and special education at Allen County Schools, was presented with the 2021 Grissom Award for Innovation in Special Education at the Kentuck...

🏫: Welcome back, Allen County Schools Public Relations, Bell County School District, Bowling Green Independent School Di...
08/05/2021

🏫: Welcome back, Allen County Schools Public Relations, Bell County School District, Bowling Green Independent School District, Clay County Public Schools, Estill County Board of Education, Graves County Schools, Hazard Independent Schools, Marshall County Schools, McCracken County Public Schools, Middlesboro Independent Schools + Murray Independent School District!

Have a fantastic year, everyone!

#KyEd #BackToSchoolKY

🏫: Welcome back, Allen County Schools Public Relations, Bell County School District, Bowling Green Independent School District, Clay County Public Schools, Estill County Board of Education, Graves County Schools, Hazard Independent Schools, Marshall County Schools, McCracken County Public Schools, Middlesboro Independent Schools + Murray Independent School District!

Have a fantastic year, everyone!

#KyEd #BackToSchoolKY

Update: Here is the information provided to the media about today’s Kentucky Board of Education retreat/meeting.- An att...
08/05/2021

Update: Here is the information provided to the media about today’s Kentucky Board of Education retreat/meeting.

- An attendee at the Aug. 4, 2021, Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) retreat was notified of a positive COVID-19 test during the meeting.
- The meeting recessed for lunch & resumed at 3pm ET virtually.
- In all, there were 30 people (this includes KBE board members, KDE staff and invited guests) who came in contact with the person who received notification of the positive COVID test.
- At this time, we believe everyone was vaccinated so no one will have to quarantine and everyone wore masks except for when they were speaking.
- Thursday’s (Aug. 5, 2021) regular scheduled KBE meeting will go on as planned, virtually.
- Members of the public will still be able to watch tomorrow’s regular meeting from a room, as was previously advertised in our meeting notice.
- You can watch all KBE meetings on the KDE media portal here: bit.ly/KDEMediaPortal

Update: Here is the information provided to the media about today’s Kentucky Board of Education retreat/meeting.

- An attendee at the Aug. 4, 2021, Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) retreat was notified of a positive COVID-19 test during the meeting.
- The meeting recessed for lunch & resumed at 3pm ET virtually.
- In all, there were 30 people (this includes KBE board members, KDE staff and invited guests) who came in contact with the person who received notification of the positive COVID test.
- At this time, we believe everyone was vaccinated so no one will have to quarantine and everyone wore masks except for when they were speaking.
- Thursday’s (Aug. 5, 2021) regular scheduled KBE meeting will go on as planned, virtually.
- Members of the public will still be able to watch tomorrow’s regular meeting from a room, as was previously advertised in our meeting notice.
- You can watch all KBE meetings on the KDE media portal here: bit.ly/KDEMediaPortal

FYI: Due to possible exposure to COVID-19, today’s Kentucky Board of Education retreat has recessed and will reconvene a...
08/04/2021

FYI: Due to possible exposure to COVID-19, today’s Kentucky Board of Education retreat has recessed and will reconvene at 3 p.m. ET. You will be able to watch here: http://bit.ly/KDEMediaPortal #KyEd

FYI: Due to possible exposure to COVID-19, today’s Kentucky Board of Education retreat has recessed and will reconvene at 3 p.m. ET. You will be able to watch here: http://bit.ly/KDEMediaPortal #KyEd

🚍 As students return to school, drivers are being reminded of the laws that apply to keep students safe. We have partner...
08/04/2021
As Kentucky’s students go back to school, drivers reminded to be cautious with buses | Kentucky Teacher

🚍 As students return to school, drivers are being reminded of the laws that apply to keep students safe. We have partnered with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety to produce a variety of resources that are free to download and help educate drivers on these laws.

#KyEd #BackToSchoolKY #TeamKentucky

NewsStudent SupportSchool Safety As Kentucky’s students go back to school, drivers reminded to be cautious with buses By Staff - August 4, 2021 0 5 tweet As students return to school, Kentucky drivers are being reminded of the laws that apply to keep students safe. The first thing is to note the r...

Students from Burgin Independent School, Carlisle County Public Schools, Grayson County Schools, Jenkins Independent Sch...
08/04/2021

Students from Burgin Independent School, Carlisle County Public Schools, Grayson County Schools, Jenkins Independent School, LaRue County Schools, Letcher County Public Schools, Martin County Schools and Warren County Public Schools are beginning the 2021-2022 school year today!

Welcome back + have a great year! #BackToSchoolKY #KyEd

Students from Burgin Independent School, Carlisle County Public Schools, Grayson County Schools, Jenkins Independent School, LaRue County Schools, Letcher County Public Schools, Martin County Schools and Warren County Public Schools are beginning the 2021-2022 school year today!

Welcome back + have a great year! #BackToSchoolKY #KyEd

🆕: The Local Superintendents Advisory Council approves an emergency regulation related to paid leave for district employ...
08/03/2021
KDE’s Local Superintendents Advisory Council approves regulation on district employee quarantine leave | Kentucky Teacher

🆕: The Local Superintendents Advisory Council approves an emergency regulation related to paid leave for district employees who are quarantined due to COVID-19. #KyEd

News KDE’s Local Superintendents Advisory Council approves regulation on district employee quarantine leave By Jacqueline Thompson - August 3, 2021 0 9 tweet The Local Superintendents Advisory Council (LSAC) on Aug. 3 approved an emergency regulation related to paid leave for district employees wh...

🆕 from Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass: Kentucky has long been a national leader in the importance we place on ...
08/03/2021
KDE remains committed to promoting student voice in education | Kentucky Teacher

🆕 from Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass: Kentucky has long been a national leader in the importance we place on student voice, and the Kentucky Department of Education remains committed to promoting student voice in education.

📝: https://bit.ly/CommissionerGlassColumn0803

#KyEd #TeamKDE #KDEStuVoice

LeadershipCommissioner's Comments KDE remains committed to promoting student voice in education By Jason Glass - August 3, 2021 0 29 tweet Commissioner Jason E. Glass There’s a phrase you may hear in education circles – particularly in Kentucky – called student voice. Student voice is the idea...

🍎: This week is #FarmersMarketWeek, and we are proud to celebrate the essential role Kentucky's farmers + agriculture ed...
08/03/2021

🍎: This week is #FarmersMarketWeek, and we are proud to celebrate the essential role Kentucky's farmers + agriculture education have in bringing communities together with nutritious food!

#KyEd #TeamKentucky

🍎: This week is #FarmersMarketWeek, and we are proud to celebrate the essential role Kentucky's farmers + agriculture education have in bringing communities together with nutritious food!

#KyEd #TeamKentucky

Two more districts are heading back to school today! Welcome back, Bardstown City Schools and Green County Schools! #Bac...
08/03/2021

Two more districts are heading back to school today! Welcome back, Bardstown City Schools and Green County Schools! #BackToSchoolKY #KyEd

Two more districts are heading back to school today! Welcome back, Bardstown City Schools and Green County Schools! #BackToSchoolKY #KyEd

🎉: We are so excited to announce the ten outstanding teachers from across the state – four elementary, three middle and ...
08/02/2021
Semifinalists named for 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year | Kentucky Teacher

🎉: We are so excited to announce the ten outstanding teachers from across the state – four elementary, three middle and three high school – who are semifinalists for the 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year award!

“These award-winning educators represent more than 42,000 of their colleagues who have done anything and everything to serve their students and ensure learning during these unpredictable times. I congratulate them and thank all Kentucky teachers for their outstanding efforts,” said KDE Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass.

📝: https://bit.ly/2022KyTOYSemifinalists

#KyEd #KYTOY22

LeadershipNewsBulletin BoardSpecial Recognition Semifinalists named for 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year By Staff - August 2, 2021 0 3 tweet Ten outstanding teachers from across the state – four elementary, three middle and three high school – are semifinalists for the 2022 Kentucky Teacher of ...

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300 Sower Boulevard
Frankfort, KY
40601

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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

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Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
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Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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