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Paula Barr, a second grade teacher at Quail Run school in Lawrence, has been named the district's 2013-2014 Elementary Teacher of the Year. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence Free State High School senior Alex Houston is leaving Friday for a two-week expedition to Antarctica. The trip is in advance of the Boy Scouts of America's "Sustainability Summit," to be held this fall in West Virginia. He will be part of an expedition led by Sir Robert Swan, a polar explorer and founder of "2041," a group dedicated to the preservation of the Antarctic wilderness. By Peter Hancock
As the Kansas Legislature discusses restricting how sex education can be taught across the state, some sexuality experts say the programs are already inadequate in preparing students for adulthood. By Giles Bruce
Activists who oppose the Common Core standards told a gathering of Douglas County Republicans that the new education guidelines are an effort by the federal government to take over local control of public schools, and an attempt by corporations to gather massive amounts of personal data about students. State officials have consistently denied those allegations. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence currently funds at all schools but hopes state will add to budget
Isn’t a full day of school exhausting for a bunch of 5-year-olds? You bet, says their likewise exhausted kindergarten teacher Lauren Mitchell. She and her class are winding down a busy seven hours staying engaged and focused on a long list of lessons and activities — none of which, incidentally, is nap time. As the Kansas Legislature considers Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to fund full-day kindergarten statewide, Lawrence is in its second year of offering the program at every district elementary school at no extra cost to parents. By Sara Shepherd
Five students from Bishop Seabury Academy have been named finalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship competition. Staff reports
John Bode, a third grade teacher at New York school, has been named a 2014 Kansas Master Teacher award recipient. Staff Reports
High school students in Lawrence will spend a few extra minutes in each class to make up a snow day this year. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence school district superintendent Rick Doll said the local district fully supports the Common Core standards. But he said they have become so politically charged, they likely will not last long in their present form. By Peter Hancock
A review of police reports and school district data shows bullying and other forms of violence occur in almost every building of the Lawrence school district. But some schools more problems than others. By Peter Hancock
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Students of violin teacher Julie Holmberg perform for family and friends for their annual summer concert at South Park, July 8, 2011.
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.
Lawrence resident Macio Palacio has spent his senior year of high school at St. John's Military School in Salina. At the school, he's focused on his art and worked on his goals of going to art school or into the military.