Sunflower School teachers Sheryl Simmons, special education, left, and Erin Girard, fourth grade, participate in a professional development seminar at Langston Hughes School on Wednesday. Teachers in the district are being trained on the new Common Core State Standards that will change the way reading and math are used in the classroom.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Detective Jay Armbrister responded to an accident in 2010 in which 21-year-old Cameron Freeman, of Lincoln, Neb., was killed. The accident led him to participate in the Cameron Effect, a Web-based initiative started by Freeman’s family that asks people to commit seven acts of kindness and post updates to the website, cameroneffect.com. Armbrister travels to schools to advocate against drunken driving as part of the project.
Lone tree by Rob Wilshusen
Kansas forward Ashley Williams (9) gets squeezed between Texas Tech defender Jaelene Hinkle, left, and Tiffini Smith (14) as they struggle for possession of the ball during their soccer match Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Kansas midfielder Whitney Berry (7) steps in front of Texas Tech midfielder Erin Inman (5) and kicks the ball away during their soccer match Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Texas Tech midfielder Caity Heap (10) gets a handful of jersey as she tries to maneuver around Kansas midfielder Sarah Robbins (3) as the two battle for control of the ball during their soccer match Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Kansas midfielder Whitney Berry, right, hugs teammate Courtney Dickerson (24) following Dickerson's first half goal Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. Berry was credited with an assist on the play.
Kansas midfielder Courtney Dickerson launches a shot which would prove to be Kansas' first goal during their match against Texas Tech Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Texas Tech goal keeper Victoria Esson, right, slides in and takes the ball off the foot of Kansas forward Courtney Dickerson (24) during their soccer match Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Texas Tech midfielder Erin Inman, right, grabs Kansas midfielder Sarah Robbins (3) from behind as Robbins attempts to break away from Inman during their soccer match Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
The candidates for what would be KU’s final homecoming queen crowning pose for a photo in 1969: from left, Jan Merrick, Candice Heavin, now Candice Heavin Benn, and Nancy Watson. Merrick won the crown.
KU students dress up for Hobo Day in 1934. The annual homecoming event often grew wild and raucous, and the University Senate ended it in 1939.
A Greek house displays yard decorations before the Kansas University homecoming game in 1973. The old yard displays inspired this year's Homecoming Steering Committee to create the new Glow KU light-decoration contest.
Crews work the scene of a head-on car accident on the 900 block of Maine Street on Sept. 7, 2012. Lawrence resident Justin Crawford, inlay, was behind the wheel of an SUV that crashed into a car carrying two women. Police reports from the accident say Crawford is suspected of being intoxicated; he has three other DUI convictions.
Celebrating October’s JobLink Employer of the Month, Crown Automotive, from left, are, Miles Schnaer, owner of Crown Automotive; Connie Beebe, detail manager at Crown Automotive; Don Nunley, JobLink consultant; and Kathy Long-Morrow, JobLink coordinator. Kari Bentzinger, of Cottonwood Inc., submitted the photo.