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Panel rejects bill to repeal Common Core in Kansas

A bill that would have immediately repealed the state's current academic standards for reading, math and other subjects failed to get out of a House committee on Friday, greatly diminishing the chances that Kansas lawmakers will address the issue. By Peter Hancock

GOP plan to overhaul Kansas school aid could move quickly

The chief financial officer in Kansas' largest school district is urging legislators to give more consideration to a plan from Republican leaders to overhaul how the state distributes aid to public schools and prevent unexpected budget surprises.

Adult Education Center enrolling for upcoming class

Adults interested in pursuing their GED or improving basic skills in math, science, social studies and English can enroll in an upcoming class at the Lawrence Adult Education Center.

Lawrence teachers wary of bill holding them criminally liable for harmful material

A bill passed by the Kansas Senate that would hold teachers criminally responsible for exposing students to sexually inappropriate material has many people in Lawrence feeling uneasy.

Additional forums scheduled for school board, City Commission candidates

Two more forums for the Lawrence school board and City Commission races have been announced.

Lawrence school board will vote on Eldridge tax abatement

The Lawrence school board will vote on whether to give a 15-year, 95 percent tax abatement to the Eldridge Hotel for an expansion project at its Monday meeting.

Free State High School student earns perfect 36 on ACT

Free State High School junior Liying Liu earned a perfect score of 36 on her ACT exam.

School board conflict of interest bill going nowhere, chairman says

A bill that would ban anyone with family ties to public schools or government contracting from serving on a school board was heard in the House Education Committee Thursday. But the committee chairman says it is unlikely to go any further this session. By Peter Hancock

Deerfield Elementary, West Middle School instructors named Teachers of the Year

Lawrence school district teachers typically spend part of the afternoon on early-release days together for collaboration sessions. But on Wednesday, the faculties at Deerfield Elementary and West Middle School were interrupted by district officials who came to hand out Teachers of the Year honors.

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Loveland, Harmon win school board primary, will face off in April 7 general election

Mary Loveland and Marcel Harmon, the two candidates with experience serving on the Lawrence school board, beat out their two other opponents in Tuesday's primary election for a two-year term on the district's governing body.

Deeper school cuts lack support in House

A washed out front will team up with an area of low pressure and eastward moving cold front to provide the chance of a few isolated thunderstorms Thursday. If enough moisture is present, and this looking likely, a few of ...

City mulls massive budget cuts

Today's forecast: Highs today will reach the middle to upper 20s under partly sunny skies. North winds of 15-25 mph will make it feel that much cooler. By tonight, winds settle down and we drop into the single digits. Today's ...

Student detained after bringing explosive device to school

Today's forecast: Today.... Blustery and overcast. A few flurries. Highs in the upper 30s. North winds 20-30 mph. Tonight.... Cloudy with a few flurries early. Cold. Lows in the lower teens. Today's headlines: A sixth-grader at Tonganoxie Middle School is ...

Schools will fight back if funding is cut

It looks to be a slightly warmer day today with a gusty wind from the south. We'll reach the lower 20s by mid-afternoon. Clouds will be increasing as the day progresses. Expect tonight's low to drop to about 20 degrees. ...

Former KU research aide makes first court appearance

After patchy fog for the morning, the sun will make a debut today which will allow our daytime high to top out at 71 cool degrees. Expect the wind to stay out of the east between 5-10 mph for the ...

Enrollment up in Lawrence public schools

Cloudy skies will dominate the day with a daytime high reaching 81 degrees. The wind will remain out of the east between 5-10 mph through the evening. We could have a couple of showers sneak into the area tonight leaving ...

Behind the scenes in the lunch room with Bev Lockwood

As the kitchen manager at West Junior High, Bev Lockwood, talks about how much she enjoys working with kids and also the responsibility of looking out for them and their eating habits when they are at school.

Students try to set world record for speed stacking

Perry-Lecompton Elementary School students attempt to set a world record in "Speed Stacking" on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. They were part of a nationwide effort to set the Guinness record for Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day.

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Ivan L. Boyd Center for Collaborative Science Education

Baker President Pat Long made an announcement during groundbreaking ceremonies of the Ivan L. Boyd Center for Collaborative Science Education on Friday Oct. 7, 2011. The building is a new addition to Mulvane Hall.

International Walk to School Day

Students from all over the United States took part in National Walk to School Day, on Oct. 5, 2011. Students from Sunset Hills Elementary divided up into several groups and walked to school on a cool crisp morning.

Scholars walk up Mount Oread

About 200 freshman Mount Oread Scholars trekked up Mount Oread today, learning about the history and traditions of Kansas University. The scholars wore shirts with the phrase "What goes up, must come down," in reference to the KU tradition of walking down the hill during graduation.

Center for Design Research building open house

Graduates and professors discuss the Center for Design Research at Saturday's open house. The students and professors helped create the eco-friendly building on KU's West Campus as part of a year-long course known as "Studio 804."

Kids make "snowballs" to beat summer heat

Kids at East Heights have been taking part in some wintry activities through the Boys and Girls Club to help cool off this summer. Included in the various types of fun are paper snowball fights, winter movies and winter apparel.

Lawrence school district pulls everything together to make enrolling simple

Laura Kirk talks about the experience she and her children's had with the school district's Welcome and Enrollment Center. They're looking forward to their first year in Lawrence schools.

Children's Violin Recital in South Park

Students of violin teacher Julie Holmberg perform for family and friends for their annual summer concert at South Park, July 8, 2011.

KU researcher tests the generosity of LJWorld.com reporter Shaun Hittle

Omri Gillath, Kansas University associate professor of social psychology, is conducting research on ways of increasing and influencing an individual's level of generosity. In this video, Gillath tests his methods on LJWorld.com reporter Shaun Hittle.