Today, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) launched a redesigned website that is designed to connect parents, educators, lawmakers and the public with the agency’s vast compilation of data and information.

The new website address is the same –– but the setup and navigation are redesigned dramatically.

“The goal of this change is to reach our various audiences more effectively,” said Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday. “The revamped site will help individuals find what they are seeking, depending on their interests or needs. The site also is set up in a logical sequence, so that visitors can easily navigate through the many layers.”

 The new KDE homepage provides links for specific audiences, such as administrators, media, students, parents and others. The page also highlights and links to KDE initiatives, such as college and career readiness, the Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System (CIITS), Effective Teachers, Unbridled Learning and more. The homepage also provides links to education jobs, curriculum information, educational programs, school improvement and more. The Open House portal, which provides access to data about Kentucky’s public school systems, remains a key component of the homepage.

KDE staff have been engaged in a cleanup of the site for the past few months, ensuring that all content posted is accurate and relevant.

While the homepage address remains the same, bookmarks and links to other pages and documents housed on the site have changed. KDE reminds visitors to the site to review any “old” bookmarks or links to ensure that they are updated.