Our Vision

Each and every student empowered and equipped to pursue a successful future.

Mission Statement

To partner with districts, schools, families, students, business and industry, and communities to provide leadership and support to ensure success for each and every student.

Our Core Values

The department's core values are equity, achievement, collaboration and integrity.


School Report Cards

School and District Report Cards provide detailed information about each school and district, including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and much more.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The federal education law provides Kentucky more flexibility and allows the state to design a more effective accountability system that encourages improved learning opportunities, achievement and readiness for all students.

Charter Schools

House Bill 520 (2017) cleared the way for the first charter schools in Kentucky.

Kentucky Academic Standards Revision

Public feedback is being sought as part of the review/revision process of the Kentucky Academic Standards in English/language arts, mathematics, health and PE.

Novice Reduction

Information, resources, and tools designed to assist schools and districts reduce the number of students scoring at the novice level and improve overall student achievement.

Best Practices

On this KDE website, search for best and promising practices to support school/district improvement or submit a best practice for consideration. 


“Innovation” is a critical element of the agency’s strategic goals as we strive to make every child college and career ready.


Every Student Succeeds Act
Open House Please Come In... Public School Data and Information Portal
Tell Kentucky - Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning
Kentucky Teacher - A Publication of the Kentucky Department of Education
PBS Learning Media
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