Latest Education in Kentucky Stories

2008-07-12 06:00:24

By Joy Campbell, Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky. Jul. 12--Tracy Marksberry, the executive director of The Learning Community, has taken on another leadership role directing the Regional Alliance for Education (P-16 Council). The change is the result of a collaboration between the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corp. and The Learning Community. The EDC is making a $10,000 contribution to the privately funded, nonprofit education group that is now two years old. "I think...

2008-07-02 15:00:42

By Natalie Jordan, The Daily News, Bowling Green, Ky. Jul. 2--A study released Tuesday from the Southern Regional Education Board indicates that Kentucky is making progress in reading achievement, but needs to work at increasing its number of college graduates. The report by the Atlanta-based organization outlines the state's progress on the SREB Challenge to Lead Goals for Education, which were approved by a commission of the region's leaders in 2002. The goals called for major...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.