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* Kentucky & Local Information: Arts, Education, Libraries
This guide is intended to help you research Kentucky and other local issues by identifying appropriate paper, microform and Internet resources.
The Kentucky Department of Education provides services and resources to Kentucky's public school system, grades pre-school 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. For other resources, see the department's website Site Map.
Includes the Program of Studies, Core Content for Assessment, Transformations, and other supporting documents such as the Implementation manuals, instructional materials (formerly referred to as textbooks), and adoption information.
The mission of the Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is to "provide
effective and efficient leadership, education, advocacy and direct
services to eliminate barriers and to meet the social, economic,
educational, cultural and intellectual needs of deaf and hard of hearing
The KCDHH acts as 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.
Kentucky Career Center
The Kentucky Career Center connects Kentucky to employment, workforce information and training. The agencies ininvolved include the Office of Employment and Training, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Office for the Blind, and Office for Career and Technical Education.
Online finding aids and digitized material from archival collections across the state of Kentucky, particularly small academic institutions and public libraries. Note that content from UK, UofL, and others is not available on the new KDL. Many previous partners now provide access via their own institutions digital libraries. See ExploreUK for access to UK content.
University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center guide dedicated to Kentucky authors. Find a collection of authors that includes native Kentuckians and those who have simply come to call Kentucky home. Highlights a variety of genres, including fiction, non-fiction, novels, short-stories, poetry, and professional writings.