June tours, workshops to focus on Sacred Red Rock before park closes ahead of move
Four guided tours and interactive workshops this month will aim to educate participants about the Sacred Red Rock before it is returned to the Kaw Nation, and to foster ideas for the future of the park where it’s currently on display.
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2 Lawrence High School seniors earn special recognition from College Board
Two seniors from Lawrence High School have earned special recognition from The College Board for academic excellence, according to a news release from Lawrence Public Schools Thursday evening.
Kansas Board of Regents takes step toward evaluation of campus health clinics
The Kansas Board of Regents tentatively endorsed Thursday formation of a task force to independently examine options for limiting legal risks of operating campus student health centers and for increasing collection of payments from insurance companies for treatment services.
Lawrence garden projects help youth cultivate their futures, serve community
Amid the lush leaves and neatly arranged rows of plants and trees, the orchard and gardens at West Middle School grow a bounty of food. The smells of clematis and lavender float through the air, and wherever you turn, you’ll see colorful fresh fruit and vegetables. But if you dig a little deeper, you’ll also find the project grows people.
Douglas County boasts 12 National Merit Semifinalists
A dozen students of Douglas County high schools have earned the prestigious title of National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, according to a news release from the organization.
Four Kansas school districts temporarily close as COVID-19 outbreaks hit 31 schools
Kansas education commissioner Randy Watson says at least 31 Kansas schools are reporting outbreaks of COVID-19, forcing more school districts to close temporarily.
KU students call for Phi Kappa Psi fraternity to be banned from campus in second night of protests
Easily several hundred protesters gathered again in front of Phi Kappa Psi at the University of Kansas Tuesday night in response to reports of a sexual assault.
FAQ: What to know about Douglas County’s updated isolation, quarantine procedures for schools
The Times has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help community members understand the guidelines for COVID-19 isolation and quarantine protocols.
Lawrence school board approves 2-year retention incentive pay plan for staff, a new budget and more
The Lawrence school board on Monday approved retention payments for staff, discussed budget priorities and quarantine measures, and more.
School safety panel aims to keep kids in school while reducing COVID-19 outbreaks
Gov. Laura Kelly is urging a new COVID-19 school safety workgroup to focus on policies that will not only keep Kansas children and staff healthy but in the classroom, after hundreds of infections were reported in school districts across the state.
Lawrence Public Schools: 309 currently in quarantine, according to new data on COVID-19 info page
The Lawrence school district has added to its website a table of current COVID-19 cases and quarantines for students and staff. As of Monday, it showed a total of 309 in quarantine.
Photos: KU’s rare corpse flower blooms
After teasing University of Kansas greenhouse manager Sam Sumpter for a few days in a row, a rare corpse flower bloomed late Sunday night.
Lawrence school board to conduct final budget hearings, consider retention bonuses for staff
The Lawrence school board at its meeting Monday will hold budget hearings, consider retention bonuses for most staff and more.
Rare corpse flower about to bloom at KU greenhouse
A month ago, Sam Sumpter was just starting a new job as the KU greenhouse manager. Now he’s getting ready for one of the most exciting weekends that the greenhouse has seen.
How to get your tickets for a lecture by Ibram X. Kendi, author of ‘How to be an Antiracist’
Tickets will be available to the general public starting Friday, Sept. 17 for a lecture at the Lied Center by Ibram X. Kendi, the award-winning author of “How to be an Antiracist.”
Quail Run Elementary identified as COVID-19 cluster site
A Lawrence school has landed on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s list of coronavirus clusters. KDHE on Wednesday placed Quail Run Elementary, 1130 Inverness Drive, on its public listing of active outbreaks along with eight other Kansas schools.