K-12 Education

Former middle school teacher seeks diversion in disorderly conduct case

A former middle school teacher arrested after reportedly showing up and causing a disturbance at the school briefly appeared in municipal court Friday. Chris Cobb, 57, of Lawrence, and his attorney, Nicholas David, requested that Cobb’s proceedings be pushed back, and his hearing was ...

Free State Class of 2018 told to embrace goodness to achieve success

Free State High School's Class of 2018 heard the traditional commencement encouragements to embrace the future and their passions, but in order to do that, their peers and district leaders reminded them, it would take character. Interim Superintendent Anna Stubblefield introduced the theme ...

Free State graduate grew confident with help of AVID program

Free State High School senior Jessica Merritt credits the Lawrence school district’s AVID program with her academic improvement, but that wasn’t the biggest difference it made in her life the last four years. That change is reflected in her willingness to interview for a story on her four ...

Meet the Journal-World’s 2018 All-Stars

Since 1997, the Journal-World has invited area principals and counselors from public and private high schools to nominate their most outstanding senior students for the Academic All-Star team. Additionally, last year, the newspaper launched a new scholarship, later renamed the Outstanding ...

2018 Free State High School scholarship winners

Kyle Abrahamson – Baseball Scholarship at College of the Ozarks Mohammed Alhajeri – Embassy of Kuwait/Cultural Offices Scholarship Benedict Ali – KU Multicultural Program Scholarship Abdullah Alkiswani – Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship; Avicenna Scholars Program Scholarship; ...

Meet the 2018 Outstanding Performance finalists

Since 1997, the Journal-World has invited area principals and counselors from public and private high schools to nominate their most outstanding senior students for the Academic All-Star team. Last year, the newspaper launched a new scholarship, later renamed the Outstanding Performance award, ...

Meet the 2018 Academic All-Star finalists

Every year since 1997, the Journal-World has invited administrators and counselors from public and private high schools in the Lawrence area to nominate their most outstanding seniors for the Journal-World’s Academic All-Star team. As in previous years, applications for the award — and ...

Where are they now? Checking in on the 2008 Academic All-Stars

Each year, along with publishing profiles of the newly minted Academic All-Stars, the Journal-World makes a habit of checking in with the All-Stars from 10 years before. And each time, we set out to answer one simple question: What have you been up to since high school? Following in this ...