When Buhler teacher Sam Neill gave lawmakers her opinion on educational issues in the state on Monday, she was told by a lawmaker that people like her were the reason no one wanted to become teachers.
Wendo Kimori believes in walking the talk when it comes to equity work, so she’s doing just that. The Free State High School senior is reviving Lawrence’s NAACP Youth Council.
The Lawrence school district’s Futures Planning Committee members expressed frustration during their meeting Thursday evening, saying that the process to select and implement a budget cut proposal has felt performative rather than collaborative.
Performance artist Gabrielle Civil will perform her latest work, “The Déjà Vu,” during an upcoming visit to KU.
An upcoming symposium at KU will focus on the barriers that people face when they’re trying to re-enter society after they’ve been imprisoned, such as fines and fees and diminished access to housing and employment.
Indigenous community advocates on Thursday will discuss potential harm that could come from the proposed roadway extension of Wakarusa Drive just south of Lawrence, and they invite the public to participate.
Students with the KU School of Law’s Legal Aid Clinic are preparing to help folks get their criminal records expunged, free for those who qualify.
KU has nominated five students for Goldwater Scholarships, “regarded as the premier undergraduate award to encourage excellence in science, engineering and mathematics,” according to a news release Monday morning.
The Dole Institute of Politics at KU has announced a spring semester event lineup that features a focus on the influence of first ladies. Additional lecturers will include Juana Summers, co-host of “All Things Considered” on NPR, and Atifete Jahjaga, former president of the Republic of Kosovo.
Everyone is welcome to feast their eyes on the Lawrence Arts Center’s newest exhibition, purchase bowls and prints, and bid on handcrafted platters when the Souper Bowl fundraiser returns.
FBI supervisory special agent George Schultzel pulled hundreds of people to the edge of their seats Friday during a gathering at KU exploring how government, industry and researchers could work together to improve cybersecurity in the United States.
Haskell Indian Nations University, which has been in a state of flux and administrative turnover for years, appears to have a new leader. Also, federal documents shed light on why the former president was fired.
Reigning winner Arabella Gipp was announced as the 2023 Lawrence Youth of the Year winner Thursday evening. She vulnerably shared how she began living unapologetically in her identity and found her sense of belonging.
West Middle School students have evacuated the building as a safety precaution “following a report of a written threat that could be considered a bomb threat left on a technology device yesterday,” according to the school district.
Chronic absenteeism has increased in Lawrence Public Schools since the first quarter, data in recent district reports shows; meanwhile, increased behavior incidents in middle schools need tailored approaches, administrators say.
Despite commentary from students and faculty that switching high school students from MacBooks to iPads would cause concerns about equity, efficiency and students’ ability to succeed, the Lawrence school board on Monday voted to approve the switch.