debengstrom (Deb Engstrom)

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Lawrence school days to increase by several minutes to allow professional development days for teachers

I don't know where you teach or even what your connection to teachers in the district is, but this is not true of most teachers. There certainly might be some who do that, but they are choosing to take personal time off for those appointments. There is a lot of good work that gets done during collaboration time and many teachers fought long and hard to get it.

June 23, 2015 at 2:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawhorn's Lawrence: Fighting cancer a knock at a time

So glad that Bob is a member of the Lawrence Lions Relay team. Go Bob, and Go Lions!!

June 14, 2015 at 7:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pedestrian hit by vehicle, airlifted from Sixth and Iowa late Thursday night

Crossing 6th street from north to south, I guess.

May 29, 2015 at 12:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence schools, police report no serious pre-graduation pranks

There was a car in the rotunda just a few years ago, and a teacher's classroom was emptied and replicated in the commons area. There have been some clever pranks and some awesome TP artistry!!!

May 2, 2015 at 9:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence High shot putter pushing past cerebral palsy, conventional expectations

Boo! He is not only participating, he is competing!!! And he is part of the team!!! Why is this "impact" only considered when the person has a disability??? I'm sure there are people without disabilities that negatively impact a team as well -- I can think of a few examples on the KU basketball team this year.

April 13, 2015 at 7:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school district expects to repay $672,000 in state aid

So does that mean that we should have to give it back because the Governor is an idiot?

April 6, 2015 at 11:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school district expects to repay $672,000 in state aid

I most certainly will defend the Courageous Conversations program. It has allowed minority students an opportunity to better connect with the school and much much more. The achievement gap has narrowed and I believe that Courageous Conversations has played a part in that. What about it don't you like?

April 6, 2015 at 10:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jury finds McLinn guilty of first-degree murder

This case is so sad. One life lost and another ruined by mental illness.

March 21, 2015 at 6:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence teachers wary of bill holding them criminally liable for harmful material

"public should trust school districts to construct healthy conversations about sexuality and other topics. There is plenty of oversight in our classrooms," he said. "We need to support our teachers who develop rich, diverse curricula."

This quote says it very well. And now "rich diverse curricula" is criminal. Not surprising that our very best teachers are leaving the profession and it is our kids that are the losers.

March 7, 2015 at 6:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU student shooting victim remains hospitalized; suspects still at large

The worst thing to do is to rush in to an arrest without all the facts and then have to drop charges because there are problems with the evidence. They should take their time, keep info close to the vest and move forward when they are ready. I'm fairly certain that illegal activity is involved on both sides of this situation. No one is going to be too eager to talk to police.

February 19, 2015 at 6:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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