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National accrediting organization gives KU passing grades

Kansas University officials announced Tuesday that a national organization has reaccredited its academic programs.

Bishop Seabury class ready to lead, learn from others

While many of the audience members that Jack Powell addressed Friday were not done being students, the Bishop Seabury Academy graduate told his classmates to be more than that: "Go out there and teach something."

One of two men charged in alleged Haskell dorm rape pleads not guilty to all charges

A 19-year-old Anadarko, Okla., man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to all charges related to an alleged Nov. 15, 2014, rape in a Haskell Indian Nations University dorm room.

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Plan-making a lesser priority at Free State High School graduation

Graduation time usually means that graduates and everyone around them are thinking about what's coming next. But the speakers at Wednesday's commencement ceremony for Free State High School wanted to de-emphasize the plan-making. By Elliot Hughes

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Rain or shine, LHS community celebrates graduation

With many umbrellas sprouting from the bleachers, it was something of a surprise that hardly any of the Lawrence High students on the football field unfolded any of their own. Perhaps the flat-topped caps signifying their graduation shielded them from the rain well enough.

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Free State graduation ceremony moved to Allen Fieldhouse

Free State High School will move its graduation ceremony to Kansas University's Allen Fieldhouse, 1651 Naismith Drive, because of inclement weather expected on Wednesday.

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Veritas graduates set to make a 'mark' on the world

Pharmaceutical scientist Michael Windheuser had some humble advice for Veritas Christian School's class of 2015 Sunday. He encouraged the graduating seniors to read in their free time, learn a new language, travel as much as possible and always make their bed in the morning.

Free State High graduation: Student taking his enthusiasm to Russia, Harvard

If something interests Kenneth Palmer, he's not just going to happily do the requisite work and call it a day. Andrea York, a former teacher of his at Free State High School, remembers a time when her U.S. history course had finished without the class having read the whole textbook. Kenneth held on to it to finish.

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Lawrence High graduation: Voracious student of history prepares for school in Scotland

Have you ever heard of a high school freshman mummifying some store-bought chicken? Neither had one of the best archaeology schools in the world. When the time comes for high school students to write their college essays, many wonder how they can stand out. Kennedy Dold, a soon-to-be graduate of Lawrence High School, and her parents described the time she rounded up some peat to give the old "bog body" style of mummification a try.

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Teachers, parents unhappy after teacher loses job

Almost 20 members of the public spoke in defense of, shed tears over and hugged Mary Etta Thomsen during Monday's Lawrence school board meeting, where she lost her job as an elementary school teacher.

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.