K-12 Education

Lawrence school district teachers seek salary increase

Bottom line from the first day of negotiations between Lawrence school district administrators and teachers regarding next year’s teacher contract: Teachers want more money, and administrators aren’t offering any.“We want all the numbers to get bigger,” said David Reber, a biology ...

School board hopeful Rick Ingram calls for active community role in feedback

When it comes to leading Lawrence public schools, Rick Ingram doesn’t have all the answers. Or pretend to.But to see the benefits generated through open minds, flexible thinking and shared ideas, Ingram needs only show up at the starting line for the Hillcrest Hawkathon Club, just as he does ...

Trial and error the name of the game for aspiring engineers

Having meticulously assembled her bridge with all the care of a licensed engineer, Ainsley Agnew felt confident that her 3.75 pounds of uncooked pasta not only would traverse an assigned 30-inch-wide chasm, but also would hold up to the intense weight of personal expectations and intense ...

Prospect of Wakarusa Valley School closure upsets parents

The recommendation to close Wakarusa Valley School was formed during the past eight months, as two dozen members of the Lawrence school district community discussed values, gathered data, compiled numbers, toured buildings, studied budgets and reviewed research to determine what they considered ...

Educational shifts give community colleges growing pains

As more and more students flock to Kansas community colleges in search of a less expensive way to new careers, they’re finding a system straining to accommodate the rapid growth.More tuition revenue isn’t helping ease the pain of stagnant local property tax bases and dwindling state ...