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Lawrence school district begins work on troubled Wi-Fi

Improvements to the Lawrence school district’s troubled Wi-Fi network will be made before 5,000 iPads are handed out to students and teachers next school year. The district’s network has been plagued by slow and unreliable service, but district administrators said improvements are on the way.

Special education cooperative names new director

The East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education Board of Directors agreed Tuesday to hire Dan Wray as the cooperative’s next director.

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Lawrence school board to discuss district's rollout of 5,000 iPads

After the Lawrence school district purchased thousands of iPads for next school year, more details about how the devices will be issued and put into use will soon be known.

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Kansas AG says school funding law fixes constitutional flaws

Attorney General Derek Schmidt says a law signed by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback last week satisfies the state’s constitutional duty to provide equitable funding to public schools.

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Lawrence school board to review transition program for special needs students

At its meeting Monday, the Lawrence school board will review a report on the district's program to help special needs students transition to jobs after high school.

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Lawrence teens to sing national anthem at Royals game

Some local talent will be on display at the Kansas City Royals game on Sunday.

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Video exchange begins between Cuban and Lawrence area students

In a video projected on a classroom wall in Havana, middle school students introduce themselves in well-enunciated English. The students say their name, age and where they live.

Lawrence school district names new South Middle School assistant principal

The Lawrence school district has named a new assistant principal of South Middle School.

Alaska cancels K-12 assessment contract with KU following Internet outage

Online test access for Kansas and other states has been 'solid' this week, KU director says

Kansas University-based online state assessments for K-12 students are back up and running smoothly this week, but Alaska students aren’t resuming them alongside students from other states. Citing sporadic access last week — the culprit: construction crews cutting a fiber cable on KU’s campus — the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development cancelled all its computer-based testing for the rest of the year.

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A preview of the final five construction projects at Lawrence schools

Bids for the final phase of the Lawrence public school district’s bond construction projects have been approved, and the projects are set to begin this spring.

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.