Politics: Bridges – DeVos – What do we do now?

If you are like me, the confirmation of Betsy DeVos gives you pause for concern.  I have two children who are educators.  Her decisions could affect their careers and the children they teach.  Because of that, I plan on writing my state Department of Education to encourage them to be transparent on any changes they are considering for public education.  I will state that I disapprove of privatization of our schools, for fear that children of little means in more rural areas will pay the price.

If you would like to write/call to your state Department of Education but do not know the address or telephone numbers, I have put together a list (in alpha by state) below for your reference.  These contacts were gathered from the US Dept of Education’s website: here.

Good luck.

I would love to hear about any feedback you receive from your individual states.  Let me know in the comments below.

Alabama Department of Education
50 North Ripley Street
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36104-3833
Phone: (334) 242-9700
Fax: (334) 242-9708
Website: http://www.alsde.edu/Pages/home.aspx

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
801 West 10th Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811-0500
Phone: (907) 465-2800
Fax: (907) 465-4156
Website: http://education.alaska.gov/

Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-4361
Toll-Free: (800) 352-4558
Fax: (602) 542-5440
Website: http://www.ade.az.gov/

Arkansas Department of Education
Four State Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201-1071
Phone: (501) 682-4475
Fax: (501) 682-1079
Website: http://www.arkansased.org/

California Department of Education
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
Phone: (916) 319-0800
Fax: (916) 319-0100
Website: http://www.cde.ca.gov/

Colorado Department of Education
201 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203-1704
Phone: (303) 866-6600
Fax: (303) 830-0793
Website: http://www.cde.state.co.us/

Connecticut Department of Education
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106-1630
Phone: (860) 713-6543
Toll-Free: (800) 465-4014
Fax: (860) 713-7001
Website: http://www.sde.ct.gov/

Delaware Department of Education
The Townsend Building
401 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover, DE 19901-3639
Phone: (302) 735-4000
Fax: (302) 739-4654
Website: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/

Office of the State Superintendent of Education
801 1st Street NE
9th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 727-6436
Fax: (202) 727-2019
Website: http://osse.dc.gov/

Florida Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Phone: (850) 245-0505
Fax: (850) 245-9667
Website: http://www.fldoe.org/

Georgia Department of Education
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30334-5001
Phone: (404) 656-2800
Toll-Free: (800) 311-3627 GA residents only
Fax: (404) 651-8737
Website: http://www.gadoe.org

Hawaii Department of Education
1390 Miller Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-3230
Website: http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/Pages/home.aspx

Idaho State Board of Education
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037
Phone: (208) 332-6800
Fax: (208) 334-2632
Website: http://sde.idaho.gov/sped/index.html

Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777
Phone: (217) 782-4321
Toll-Free: (866) 262-6663 IL residents only
Fax: (217) 524-4928
Website: http://www.isbe.net/

Indiana Department of Education
South Tower, Suite 600
115 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2795
Phone: (317) 232-6610
Fax: (317) 232-6610
Website: http://www.doe.in.gov

Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
400 East 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
Phone: (515) 281-5294
Fax: (515) 242-5988
Website: http://educateiowa.gov

Kansas Department of Education
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street
Topeka, KS 66612-1212
Phone: (785) 296-3201
Website: http://www.ksde.org/

Kentucky Department of Education
Capital Plaza Tower
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-4770
Website: http://www.education.ky.gov

Louisiana Department of Education
1201 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
Toll-Free: (877) 453-2721
Fax: (225) 342-0193
Website: http://www.louisianabelieves.com/

Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
Phone: (207) 624-6600
Fax: (207) 624-6601
Website: http://www.maine.gov/doe/

Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-0100
Fax: (410) 333-6033
Website: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
Phone: (781) 338-3000
Fax: (781) 338-3770
Website: http://www.doe.mass.edu/

Michigan Department of Education
P.O. Box 30008
608 West Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-0923
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/mde/

Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
Phone: (651) 582-8200
Website: http://education.state.mn.us/mde/index.html

Mississippi Department of Education
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: (601) 359-3513
Website: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
205 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101-0480
Phone: (573) 751-4212
Fax: (573) 751-8613
Website: http://dese.mo.gov/

Montana Office of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620-2501
Phone: (406) 444-3095
Toll-Free: (888) 231-9393 Area code 406 only
Fax: (406) 444-3924
Website: http://www.opi.mt.gov/

Nebraska Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2295
Fax: 402-471-4433
Website: http://www.education.ne.gov

Nevada Department of Education
700 East Fifth Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 687-9200
Fax: (775) 687-9101
Website: http://www.doe.nv.gov/

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-3494
Website: http://www.ed.state.nh.us

New Jersey Department of Education
P.O. Box 500
100 Riverview Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
Phone: (609) 292-4450
Fax: (609) 777-4099
Website: http://www.state.nj.us/education/

New Mexico Higher Education Department
300 Don Gaspar Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: (505) 827-5800
Website: http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/index.html

New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3852
Website: http://www.nysed.gov/

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
301 North Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 807-3300
Website: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Department 201
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
Phone: (701) 328-2260
Website: http://www.dpi.state.nd.us

Ohio Department of Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215-4183
Toll-Free: (877) 644-6338
Website: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/

Oklahoma State Department of Education
Oliver Hodge Building
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599
Phone: (405) 521-3301
Fax: (405) 521-6938
Website: http://www.ok.gov/sde/

Oregon Department of Education
255 Capitol Street, NE
Salem, OR 97310-0203
Phone: (503) 947-5600
Fax: (503) 378-5156
Website: http://www.ode.state.or.us/home/

Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: (717) 783-6788
Website: http://www.education.pa.gov/

Rhode Island Department of Education
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903-3400
Phone: (401) 222-4600
Website: http://www.ride.ri.gov/

South Carolina Department of Education
1006 Rutledge Building
1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-8500
Website: http://ed.sc.gov/

South Dakota Department of Education
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Phone: (605) 773-3134
Website: http://doe.sd.gov/

Tennessee State Department of Education
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-0375
Phone: 615-741-5158
Website: https://www.tn.gov/education

Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1494
Phone: (512) 463-9734
Website: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/

Utah State Office of Education
250 East 500 South
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
Phone: (801) 538-7500
Website: http://www.schools.utah.gov

Vermont Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641
Phone: (802) 479-1030
Website: http://www.education.vermont.gov/

Virginia Department of Education
James Monroe Building
101 North 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
Phone: (804) 786-7082
Website: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Old Capitol Building
600 South Washington
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Phone: (360) 725-6000
Website: http://www.k12.wa.us/

West Virginia Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305-0330
Phone: (304) 558-2698
Website: http://wvde.state.wv.us/

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
125 South Webster Street
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
Phone: (608) 266-3390
Toll-Free: (800) 441-4563
Website: http://dpi.wi.gov/

Wyoming Department of Education
Hathaway Building, Second Floor
2300 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050
Phone: (307) 777-7675
Fax: (307) 777-6234
Website: http://edu.wyoming.gov/


1 reply »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow Thoughts and Ponderances on WordPress.com


Blogs I Follow

Chelle’s Twitter



BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog

(Somewhat) Daily News from the World of Literary Nonfiction

Adventures of Toby

The exciting adventures of Toby the Wonderdog

monica byrne

novelist . playwright . traveler . futurist . feminist

Wish I Were Here

Journeys Through Place and Time

Commonplace Book Blog

Creative Nonfiction, Writing, and the Pleasures of Reading


A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

Scribblings from the Bluegrass

The other me: writing, cooking, sometimes snarky...

The Family Kalamazoo

A genealogical site devoted to the history of the DeKorn and Zuidweg families of Kalamazoo and the Mulder family of Caledonia

HistorianRuby: An Historian's Miscellany

Early modern historian. Loves gender, women's, social & royal histories. Ventures elswhere when interest is piqued. Blog may cover above themes or something a little more random. Find me on Twitter @ruthrblair

My Genealogy Life

Family stories are my buried treasure. -- Patricia Greber, treesrch1800 at gmail.com

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

The Daily Online Genealogy Newsletter

Taken the Series

The Adventures Of Chelle

Pieces of History

A blog of the U.S. National Archives

Streaming thru America

Finding and reporting what's special across America

Cabell County World War I Memorial Boulevard

Honoring the men from Cabell County, WV, who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War

Moore Genealogy

Fun With Genealogy

Needull in a haystack

Selected. Sorted. Shared.

charles french words reading and writing

An exploration of writing and reading

Anastasia Writes

politics, engineering, parenting, relevant things over coffee.

Little Fears

Tales of humour, whimsy and courgettes

Everything's Mary

Finding happiness and trying new things on a budget.


Frank book reviews

The Elliptical Saloon

Weblog for WhiteHouseMuseum.org

Stories by Jake Fuentes on Medium

The Adventures Of Chelle

Stories by Yonatan Zunger on Medium

The Adventures Of Chelle

Books – Nerdist

The Adventures Of Chelle

Appalachian Magazine

The Adventures Of Chelle

Beyond the Edge

National Geographic Adventure Blog

The Plate

| Serving Daily Discussions on Food | National Geographic


A science salon

A Change of Tune

The Adventures Of Chelle

Barnes & Noble Reads

The Adventures Of Chelle


The Adventures Of Chelle

A Little Blog of Books

Book reviews and other literary-related musings

Books blog | The Guardian

The Adventures Of Chelle

Love and Lemons

The Adventures Of Chelle

Outdoor Photographer

The Adventures Of Chelle

Speed 51

The Adventures Of Chelle

Beyond the Campsite

Clean Camp; New Journeys

Tinycamper's Blog

diy mini camper van, Casita & Aliner trailer mods, camping, outdoors, all things nature


The Adventures Of Chelle

Lazy Girl Running

The Adventures Of Chelle


The Adventures Of Chelle

Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

The Adventures Of Chelle

%d bloggers like this: