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More information also is available on KDE’s COVID-19 webpage.


KDE Communications

Published: 5/7/2020 9:12 AM
The Kentucky Department of Education Division of Communication creates and distributes news releases, meeting advisories, newsletters, social media messaging and other items of importance that relate to the Kentucky public education system and the state board of education. 

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News Releases & Advisories

2020 News Releases & Advisories
2019 and 2018 News Releases & Advisories 

​Communications Contact Information

Toni Konz Tatman, Interim Chief Communications Officer

Phone: 502-564-2000 Ext. 4602 


Jennifer Ginn, Assistant Director of Communications

Phone: 502-564-2000 Ext. 4601


General Information

Higher education, teacher certification, GED or other education-related information is available here. 

Find data on schools and districts through Open House and also access to the School Report Card. 

Find contact information for public schools, non-public schools, and KDE staff responsible for programs and initiatives through Online Directory.
KDE often uses many acronyms and education related terms in the official documents. Here is a list to the most often-used education abbreviations, acronyms and vocabulary along with their meanings.  

To know about the many organizations who support kentucky's education system visit the Kentucky's Education Oraganizations Resources page.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
The new 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.

Office of the Commissioner
Division of Communications
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2000 Ext. 4612
Fax (502) 564-3049 

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