GOP-led House endorses K-12 school funding measure bundled with policy from handful of bills
Complex details of the Kansas House’s plan for state funding of K-12 education were woven Wednesday into contents of nine other bills that included policy allowing private school students to take part in extra-curricular activities at public schools and expanding opportunities for more than two-dozen wealthy districts to raise taxes to increase salaries of teachers.
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Recap: Lawrence school board meeting, May 10, 2021
The Lawrence school board received an update on the rollout of restorative practice, approved an equity policy and more at its meeting Monday.
Preview: Lawrence school board meeting, May 10
The Lawrence school board will hear an update from staff on the district’s equity plan, consider approving a new equity policy and more.
Monarch Watch spring fundraiser plant sale underway
For the second year in a row, Monarch Watch is holding its annual spring plant sale online. The sale, offering a variety of butterfly-friendly plants, is taking place this weekend.
Haskell Indian Nations University has new interim president
Following a recent faculty vote of no confidence in its top administrator and an investigation, Haskell Indian Nations University has a new interim president.
Teacher returns to Lawrence roots, helps students create ‘incredible’ art in pandemic
Todd Poteet graduated from Lawrence High School in 1989 and accomplished what so many dreamers […]
Bike to School Day is Wednesday; Baldwin schools to participate for the first time
Students and families across Douglas County are encouraged to strap on helmets and ride their bicycles to school together Wednesday, May 5, on National Bike to School Day.
New KU football coach Leipold: ‘This is the place I want to be for a very, very long time’
As he was officially introduced as the new football coach at the University of Kansas on Monday morning, Lance Leipold made clear that stability has been the main detriment to the program’s lack of success over the past 12 seasons.
Haskell faculty takes vote of no confidence in vice president
Less than a month after issuing a unanimous vote of no confidence in the president of Haskell Indian Nations University, faculty on Friday took another vote of no confidence — this time regarding one of Graham’s vice presidents.
Here are the details from new KU football coach Lance Leipold’s 6-year contract
Kansas Athletics has released the full six-year, 22-page contract for new football coach Lance Leipold, whose hire was announced Friday.
Free State wins second consecutive state speech championship; Lawrence High takes 6th
Free State and Lawrence high school speech students have big reasons to celebrate: Both teams had students crowned state champions in events Saturday.
Student emergency fund will honor retiring director of theatre at KU
KU’s Department of Theatre & Dance wants to ensure Katherine Pryor’s legacy and values live on through an endowed student emergency fund that will prioritize helping students from historically oppressed populations, according to the department.
Local group encourages Douglas County to recognize teacher, school staff contributions
Some Douglas County parents are organizing to thank teachers for all their contributions during a tumultuous year that included a global pandemic.
KU football hires Buffalo coach Lance Leipold as program’s 40th coach
The University of Kansas has the next leader of its embattled football program. Weeks after […]
From chaos to creativity: Lawrence High artists capture pandemic emotions in photos
Lawrence High School students share photos and writings from their portfolio class during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recap: Lawrence school board meeting, April 26
The Lawrence school board approved an agreement with Baker University, gave initial approval to an equity policy and more Monday.