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February 9, 2014 at 1:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback proposes grade-school reading initiative; advocacy groups decry funding method

This is so backwards - "The funds under the Reading Roadmap will provide after-school teaching on reading, summer reading programs and programs that encourage parents to take an active role in their children’s reading skills."
It may be too late by elementary....these funds HAVE to be in early education. These funds should go to preschools like Headstart and provide families with more options for children to go to a preschool with a certified teacher. No question!

November 14, 2013 at 10:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Asphalt Orchestra downtown performance

Hedshrinker-
This event had nothing to do with 'loud drunks.' This is music, something very natural for human-beings. Why would you hate against music?

September 6, 2013 at 9:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local health department receives $75,000 grant to increase access to healthy food

ontheright - I know you're probably an older white man - but where would you like to see dollars spent? Do you think that health is important to low-income families and healthy food contributes to the whole person and can be a preventative measure that can keep our future successful? Or do you not care?
And I don't know if this is tax dollars or not - but I believe that contributing to health is always a good idea in our society.

June 26, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sound Off: Teacher contracts

Ummmm, that would take FOREVER - and the KNEA has each teacher's best interest at heart.

April 7, 2013 at 10:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Voters to have their say on future of Lawrence schools

Gmom5,
I read your comment, " why don't we save some bond money and reopen Centennial or East Heights if the growth is in the center, or Wakarusa if the growth ends up being in the west? Look, no one said you couldn't replace your portables and have your kitchens, cafeteria's, AND gyms, but all these additional Classrooms are not necessary when they've been built already."
It costs money to keep schools running. It costs more money to keep more schools running. We would not be better off REopening old buildings that are not up to par and pouring money into them. What we have decided to do, with the help of people who study these types of things, is to remodel the buildings that are currently open.
It is a smart decision, you need to quit beating the dead of horse of REopening closed school.

March 29, 2013 at 10:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Voters to have their say on future of Lawrence schools

Um, ShePrecedes, clearly - very clearly - you have not set foot into a school building, let alone a classroom in this district. Because had you of done either of those two then you would not say, "There is no reason whatsoever that this issue cannot be postponed until a time when people have financial well-being."
Because we cannot wait to prepare our students. We are lacking RIGHT now. In terms of resources, specifically technology, we have less than any district surrounding us. But you wouldn't know!

March 29, 2013 at 10:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence district testing 'blended classroom' model to provide more flexibility, learning opportunities

If you people want our children to succeed in college and beyond in the real world, then this district needs to get with the times. We lack technology that all of the surrounding districts currently have - and that all of the colleges and universities have - we must be able to compete to help our children succeed.
We also have the lowest debt of all of the surrounding districts.
This will be money well spent when the bond goes through. And Doll has no choice but to put the money in the itemized list that has been written and is available for your viewing. There is no where else to put the money except in the OLD OLD OLD elementary buildings and the technology that we do not have. Do you know what year Cordley was built? That building was built in the early 1900s. Crazy old. Old is not always bad, but come on - how about a new HVAC? How about making sure it is handicap accessible?

And all you nay sayers need to go into our OLD OLD OLD elementary buildings that are lacking technology and do some comparisons with the districts around us. And look at you - on a computer - shouldn't our children have the same available to them in order to prepare for the future?
Wow people, I wish you were more progressive and saw the good in investing in our children and their future.

March 11, 2013 at 6:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence schools now out of snow days

For those of you who believe Wednesday collaboration is worthless: this is for you.
Check the research and tell me what you find out about teachers collaborating with one another without interruption about student achievement.
Get back to me when you look up some scholarly articles about that...

February 26, 2013 at 12:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New microbrewery planned for downtown Eudora

Need some local music to go along with the local beer/mead? Try Brian Baggett, his solo guitar skills are off the charts. The atmosphere is enhanced greatly by his playing and improvising. www.brianbaggett.net

February 4, 2013 at 11:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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