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Lawrence school board to hear proposal for naming Lawrence High football field after famed coach

The daughter of legendary Lawrence High School coach Bill Freeman is hoping that his name can become a permanent part of the football field at the school.

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Kansas House committee to have hearing on bill that could merge Baldwin, Eudora school districts

School officials and board members in Baldwin City and Eudora will pay close attention to hearings Wednesday in the Kansas House that could greatly change the nature of the two Douglas County school districts. The House Education Committee will have a hearing at 1:30 p.m. on House Bill 2504, which would reduce the number of the state’s school districts through consolidation.

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Korean storytime to take place at Lawrence Public Library

The first Korean Storytime will take place Wednesday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

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Kansas measure seeks suicide-awareness training for teachers

It’s been a little more than two years since Cady Housh ended her life by stepping into a train’s path two days after her Olathe Northwest High School friend, a fellow junior and soccer teammate, had killed herself. Both girls were 16.

Free State student named candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program

A Free State High School senior has been selected as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program.

Kids show off science know-how at Baldwin elementary science fair

Alyssa Reichard was impressed Wednesday as fellow Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center fourth-grader Rachael Berndt described her science fair project on how batteries work.

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Battle lines being drawn over school district 'realignment' bill

A legislative committee will open hearings next week on a bill that would force many smaller school districts to consolidate, a change that supporters say would save taxpayers millions of dollars a year in administrative overhead costs. But school officials believe those claims are overstated, and they fear the bill would lead to the closure of schools in smaller communities.

South Middle School assistant principal to retire

Lawrence public schools Superintendent Rick Doll has announced the retirement of South Middle School Assistant Principal Lynn Harrod.

Baldwin school board votes to maintain current year fee schedule

The Baldwin school board agreed to give district parents a break should the state stay true to its promise. The board approved a 2016-2017 fee schedule that maintains fees at current year levels. However, the board did reserve the right to revisit fees should the state decrease the level of 2016-2017 funding from what is now anticipated.

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Lawrence school board to vote on $300K renovation of Ryan Gray playground

At its meeting Monday, the Lawrence school board will vote on whether to authorize a $300,000 renovation of the Ryan Gray Playground for All Children located at Hillcrest Elementary School, 1045 Hilltop Drive.

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.