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Small World, an international school, is celebrating 45 years of providing women with language skills, new friends and knowledge of American culture. By Rebekka Schlichting
The overwhelming majority of teachers in Kansas are women, especially in elementary school. But most top administrative positions still are held by men. By Peter Hancock
The 2003 Academic All-Stars have come a long way since being recognized by the Journal-World for their scholastic achievements as high school seniors. Some have traveled the world; others still are in Kansas. They became, among other professions, lawyers, doctors, financial advisers and musicians. A few are married with kids, while a handful still are finishing school. The Journal-World recently tracked them down to find out where their lives have taken them over the past decade, and what the 2003 versions of themselves would think of how they’ve turned out.
These Eudora High School students have been named to honor rolls for the third quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.
A proposed $92.5 million bond issue on Tuesday's ballot will help determine the future direction of Lawrence public schools. Supporters say it will equip local schools for 21st century learning, while critics argue it may be too much, too fast. By Peter Hancock
Deciding which preschool approach, curriculum and environment are right for each child can be challenging when presented with so many different options.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded the Baldwin City school district's two elementary schools with the Bronze Award for healthy school menus and physical education programs. Kevin Concannon, the undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, presented the award Thursday. By Peter Hancock
Most years, lobby groups representing teachers, school boards and administrators are in lock-step agreement on major issues at the Kansas Statehouse. But this year's debates over collective bargaining rights and contributions to union PAC's has caused a bitter rift among the groups that could affect upcoming contract negotiations. By Peter Hancock
Kansas students will take modifications of existing reading and math tests next year as the state continues to shift to the new Common Core standards. Completely new tests aligned to those standards are planned for the 2014-15 school year. By Peter Hancock
The Kansas State Board of Education will review the latest draft of proposed new standards for K-12 history, government and social studies. The discussion comes as the Kansas Legislature is debating a bill that would mandate the teaching of certain content. 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.