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Lawrence Schools Foundation hands out Golden Apple Awards to outstanding teachers

Debra Williams, a special education teacher at Sunset Hill Elementary, and Shakiyya Bland, a math teacher at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, have been given this year's Golden Apple Award by the Lawrence Schools Foundation.

McLouth schools to close early

Public schools in McLouth have become the latest the district in Kansas to announce it will close classes several days early.

31 Lawrence public school students to compete in speech and drama championships

Thirty-one students Lawrence's public high schools will compete in the Kansas 6A Speech and Drama Championships Saturday.

Lawrence superintendent signals 'grave concerns' about budget situation

Staff and parents in the Lawrence school district received a letter from Superintendent Rick Doll Wednesday, saying the current fiscal situation in Kansas raises "grave concerns about the district’s ability to maintain high quality educational programs and services."

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Lawrence High teacher honored by Northwestern University

A world-class university honored Lawrence High School history teacher Valerie Schrag Tuesday, but the recognition the history teacher is most excited about is a thank you from a former student.

Superintendent: Lawrence response to state cuts may also include district cuts, not just tax bump

Lawrence school Superintendent Rick Doll on Monday said the district may make its own budget cuts in addition to raising local property taxes in reaction to looming funding cuts from the state government.

National Bike to School Day coming May 6

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is encouraging students to walk or bike to school on May 6 in celebration of National Bike to School Day.

Eudora student named Presidential Scholar semifinalist

Eudora High School senior Chloe O'Dell has been named a semifinalist in the U.S. Presidential Scholar competition.

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Final stretch of construction nearing for 12 Lawrence schools

With students just under a month away from deserting their classrooms and hallways, the final stretch of construction is nearing for more than half of the Lawrence school district's buildings. Two years after voters approved a $92.5 million bond issue to give all 20 schools a facelift and build a new technical education center, 12 of those projects are expected to be completed by the end of August. By Elliot Hughes

LHS hosting bone marrow registry drive through Saturday

Members of the pubic can visit Lawrence High School Friday and Saturday to sign up for a bone marrow donation registry.

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.