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First Bell

Notes and updates about schools in Douglas County.

First Bell has moved! Find its new home here in the LJWorld staff blogs.


First Bell: Site details presidential candidates education records
October 28, 2012
EdWeek breaks down how Obama, Romney differ on education policy
First Bell: Rivalry weekend in Douglas County
October 26, 2012
It’s time for the annual gridiron grudge matches between Free State and Lawrence High; Baldwin and Eudora.
First Bell: Memories of secretarial school; Kids Voting; pre-bond input sessions
October 24, 2012
News and notes about local schools and education.
First Bell: Communications basics; more pre-bond input sessions
October 23, 2012
News and notes about local schools and education.
First Bell: Willard named to national board; teacher preparation standards; bus driver appreciation; after-school programs;
October 22, 2012
News and notes about schools and education.
First Bell: Football rivalry raises money for breast cancer
October 22, 2012
News and notes about local schools and education.
First Bell: What happened to writing with pen and paper; Project Graduation parent meeting set
October 18, 2012
News and notes about schools and education.
First Bell: Cordley food drive; panel discussion on bullying; no school Friday
October 18, 2012
News and notes about local schools and education.
First Bell: Science standards scrutinized; State board airs concerns about teacher evaluations
October 17, 2012
News and notes about schools and education issues.
First Bell: School board seeks community input on bond proposal; Lawrence Memorial Central MS set for annual ‘Fun Run’
October 16, 2012
News and notes from schools in and around Douglas County.
First Bell: New York and Schwegler honored; LMC yard sale fundraiser
October 13, 2012
News, etc., from schools in and around Douglas County.
First Bell: LHS Debate Team Wins Piper Invitational; College Night set for Monday; workshop to focus on bullying
October 12, 2012
News, etc., from schools in and around Douglas County.
First Bell: Classroom spending hard to define
October 11, 2012
The first question Gov. Sam Brownback’s task force on school efficiency should answer is what qualifies as “classroom” spending.
First Bell: Returning to Lawrence
October 10, 2012
Peter Hancock takes over the First Bell blog as the new education reporter at the Journal-World.
First Bell: Bond issue community meetings begin Oct. 17; ‘Pink’ game this Friday; Cordley food drive this Sunday
12:01 a.m., October 9, 2012 Updated 08:21 a.m.
News, et cetera, from schools in and around Douglas County.