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Cabinet Agencies

The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet is made up of eleven agencies. Below you will find a brief description of each agency and a link to its website.

Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Photo of two boys using sign languageEstablished in 1982 by the Kentucky Legislature, the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is a leading resource for the approximately 440,000 Kentuckians who are affected by hearing loss. The KCDHH is an advocate for deaf and hard of hearing persons on legislative issues, as well as a consultant to the governor, general assembly and various state and local governmental agencies concerning policies and programs that pertain to people with hearing loss. To learn more about the KCDHH, visit their website.

 

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Department of Workforce Investment
Photo of a group of workersThe Department of Workforce Investment connects Kentucky to employment, workforce information and training. The agencies in Workforce Investment include the Office of Employment and Training, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Office for the Blind. To find more information about the services offered, visit their website.

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Kentucky Workforce Investment Board
The Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (KWIB) serves as an advisory board to the Governor on workforce training and development issues. It is charged with creating a statewide vision for workforce development and adopt a plan to move Kentucky forward through workforce training and development. Visit the website at http://kwib.ky.gov/.

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Commission on Proprietary Education

The Kentucky Commission for Proprietary Education was established by action of the 2012 Kentucky General Assembly; it replaced the Board of Proprietary Education. The commission is charged with licensing and regulating all proprietary schools, doing business in Kentucky, other than those that offer a four year bachelor’s degree. In addition it administers the Student Protection Fund which reimburses eligible students in the event a school closes, loses its accreditation or discontinues a program. The work of the commission is funded entirely through fees paid by licensed institutions. http://kcpe.ky.gov/.

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Kentucky Department of Education

Teacher reading to studentThe Kentucky Department of Education provides services and resources to Kentucky's public school system, grades preschool through 12. The department's responsibilities include data reporting, assistance to local school districts, assessment and accountability for school improvement, and implementation of state and federal education legislation. To find out more about the programs offered by KDE, visit their website.

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Education Professional Standards Board

Photo of children in an early era classroomThe Education Professional Standards Board oversees educator preparation programs and certification of teachers and administrators for the public P-12 schools in the commonwealth. To learn more about the board, visit the EPSB website.
 

 


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Environmental Education Council

Photo of students learning about their environmentThe Kentucky Environmental Education Council was established to improve Kentuckians’ understanding of their environment through education, communication and information. It promotes a healthy environment by working with schools, colleges and universities, businesses, local governments, private organizations and citizens. To learn more about the council, visit the KEEC website.

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Department for Libraries and Archives

Man reading to childrenThe Department for Libraries and Archives dates its origin to 1825, when the Kentucky State Library was established by the Kentucky General Assembly to serve state government in Frankfort. KDLA is one of 10 state agencies in the United States that combine library, archival and public records programs. To learn more about KDLA, visit their website.

 

 

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Kentucky Educational Television

KET videotaping a in classroom.KET’s mission is education. As a leader in lifelong learning, KET is in every Kentucky community providing in-school and at-home educational programs for children and adults, as well as professional development seminars for educators and training programs for child care providers. As Kentucky’s only statewide public media resource, KET serves the Commonwealth via digital and high-definition broadcast technology, producing and presenting programming unique to Kentucky. These fascinating programs explore Kentucky history, arts, and culture and connect citizens to important events, issues, and public affairs. Learn more at www.ket.org.

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The Kentucky Center for School Safety

Children riding a school busThe Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) was established by the General Assembly in 1998 to serve as a single source for information regarding all facets of school safety.   KCSS supports the idea that school culture improves when a school-wide prevention plan consistently addresses the needs of all students to encourage a safe and healthy learning environment. To learn more about the KCSS, visit their website.


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