The Lawrence school district will host two open house events for community members to learn more about its planned STEAM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math — themed middle school.
Hayden Houts, a 17-year-old from Lawrence who practiced multimedia this week and plans on a career in broadcast journalism, said being able to vote and making a difference would be an “awesome achievement in (his) life.”
Jared Comfort and Susan Cooper have been honored as elementary and secondary principals of the year in the Lawrence school district.
As Black high school students’ enrollment in Advanced Placement courses is expected to drop by 26% this fall, most of their peers will increase their AP enrollment by 21% to 41%. The disparity raises questions about whether or not all students feel empowered to take these college-level courses.
Caught in a political crossfire and exhausted from the pandemic, Kansas teachers are putting down their books and leaving the profession.
The Lawrence school district gave its final offer of a 1.8% increase in teacher salaries Monday, declining to go any higher than the $796,874 in salary raise funds offered at the last negotiations meeting.
Lawrence school board members asked district staff several questions Monday about distinguishing between damage to devices that is intentional or part of normal wear and tear. Proposed device damage charges would apply to everyone, regardless of their family income status.
The Lawrence school board on Monday will discuss the possibility of altering student fees owed every year and adding a device fee for the use of school technology.
Greg Farley, who has taught math and coached numerous sports at Lawrence High School over the past 23 years, has been selected as the school’s new assistant principal.
A member of the 2008 National Championship-winning Jayhawks basketball team has accepted the head coaching position at Free State High School.
The Watkins Museum of History’s annual Summer Games have returned for the whole community. But this year, there’s also an hour each week reserved just for students of the Ballard Center.
In photos posted to social media Sunday, stacks of colorful children’s books lay strewn near the top of a recycling bin outside Prairie Park Elementary. With the threat of rain looming, community members put out a call to come save the books.
A gymnasium filled with friends, families and supporters on Thursday evening celebrated the accomplishments of local students who overcame adversity to graduate this year from the Lawrence school district’s Adult Learning Center and Diploma Completion Program.
Liberty Memorial Central Middle School has selected its current academic interventionist, Brandy Taylor, as the school’s next assistant principal and athletic director, according to a news release from the district.
Kansas public university students uneasy about the cost of their education dodged a tuition hike this fall, but won’t know until mid-June whether they’ll be dinged with higher campus fees.
Call it a colossal community collaboration featuring the creativity of nearly 150 seventh-graders. The Zinn Writers of Liberty Memorial Central Middle School once again have partnered with the Lawrence Arts Center, resulting in a multimedia literary project called “I Hope You Know.”