Leaders working on return of Sacred Red Rock to Kaw Nation to speak at Lawrence event Saturday
Leaders of the project to return the Sacred Red Rock to the Kaw Nation will provide updates on the process and take questions from community members at an event coming up Saturday afternoon in Lawrence.
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Save Our Schools 497 group rallies ahead of Lawrence school board special meeting
Supporters of keeping neighborhood schools open rallied outside of Lawrence school district offices Tuesday evening ahead of a special school board meeting.
Kansas governor renews push to invest in special education services
Gov. Laura Kelly renewed her emphasis on fully funding special education services in Kansas as she toured a Topeka school Tuesday.
From school choice to parents’ rights, Kansas lawmakers are pushing education changes
Conservatives want to make it easier for Kansas families to send their children to private schools, and they’re once again pushing for more parental control over what’s taught in public school classrooms.
Lawrence school board to consider budget cuts and school closures at special meeting
The Lawrence school board will meet Tuesday to discuss a list of proposed budget cuts, including potentially closing three schools that have not yet been publicly named and increasing staffing ratios at middle and high schools.
Senate adopts bill urging Kansas public schools to offer NRA gun-safety curriculum in grades K-8
The Kansas Senate has passed a bill requiring the state Board of Education to approve gun-safety curriculum standards tied to a National Rifle Association initiative and hunter education program of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.
Juana Summers, of NPR’s ‘All Things Considered,’ set to speak at Dole Institute
Juana Summers, a journalist who has covered national politics for more than a decade, will share her insight and speak on her experience Tuesday at the Dole Institute of Politics.
Kansas parental rights legislation folded into unrelated bill
A modified form of parental rights legislation would require school districts to create an online portal for parents and publish district curriculum yearly.
As Lawrence school closure talks loom, report identifies lowest-scoring district buildings
The Lawrence school district’s budget committee’s recommendation for the 2023-24 year remained unspecified at the end of the group’s final meeting Wednesday, but the committee did learn how elementary and middle schools scored on an assessment of district facilities.
Lawrence school district graduation rates have increased, accreditation report shows
High school graduation rates in the Lawrence school district increased last year, adding onto its gradual improvement over the years, a new accreditation report states.
Lawrence school board approves calendar for next year with 5-day weeks
The Lawrence school board on Monday approved the district’s 2023-24 school calendar that keeps students in attendance five days a week. Research on a four-day week option will be presented to the board next month.
Kansas Democrats describe attempt to ban transgender student athletes as ‘crushing weight’
Kansas Democrats in the House said a hearing Monday, on an attempt to ban transgender athletes from participating in school sports, marked the start of “hate week,” a reference to planned discussions on multiple bills attacking the LGBTQ community.
Kansas education advocates see vouchers and hostility as attempts to undermine public schools
Between voucher programs and new parental rights legislation, education officials say public schools are having a rough time.
Lawrence school board to consider approving next year’s school calendar, hear accreditation report
The Lawrence school board on Monday will consider a draft school calendar for 2023-24, which includes a few changes but keeps five-day weeks — for now. A four-day student week proposal will come back to the board next month.
Cordley Elementary students wrap Black Lives Matter week with march
Students, faculty and staff of Cordley Elementary School celebrated Black Lives Matter at School Week, wrapping up the events with a big rally and march on Friday.
Lawrence police, school district to team up for forum on fentanyl risks
An upcoming forum aims to help attendees understand the risks of illicit fentanyl with the goal of reducing the drug’s impact on the community.