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Lawrence schools at a tipping point

Don't write off the "mega school" idea too quickly. It might not sound good in theory, but I know of a very successful one in Eudora. I assure you that parents and staff don't feel like it's New York City - but still a calm and cohesive, tight-knit environment of 800+ students.

September 11, 2013 at 8:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Renter beware: real estate scam surfaces again

We've all been overly optimistic or fooled at some point. Let's not blame the victims so much. Maybe another landlord could step up and waive part of a deposit, or we could all donate a few bucks to get them back on their feet.

September 11, 2013 at 7:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Free State fall sports jamboree

The Free State boys' soccer teams played for nearly two hours last night...

August 30, 2013 at 8:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Red Dog's Dog Days announces change to workout schedule

I think Wednesday morning workouts will still be at KU, but outside of the stadium. At least that's what I had understood from the announcement Monday evening.

June 7, 2013 at 8:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawhorn's Lawrence: A night of partying in Oread

I really struggle with what I did as a kid and what I'd like to see as a parent. I'm young enough to remember everything pretty clearly, but old enough to be terrified in regard to my kids. Life is about balance. I don't know how successful I am at balancing my struggle, but the "kids" outlined in this article are achieving it. It makes me want to head back to Wheel later today...

May 20, 2013 at 11:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence social worker helps patients live their own lives

Ugh. Nothing like nasty comments to take the focus away from something positive.

May 15, 2013 at 8:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

School board moves forward on sex ed curriculum

Regardless of gun rights or control...sex...social media...we want our kids informed and safe. Repetition is they key to learning. Maybe they will get something at school they don't get at home - or at least reinforcement of safety. The schools and teachers have a lot of responsibility and have my utmost respect. If possible, I would love to see facts shared with the kids from a school setting. As for driver's ed, now they let them test ahead so they're done in like two weeks (or private lessons done in a weekend). I agree on dragging that out a bit for more exposure. My son didn't even come away with how to put air in the tire!

May 14, 2013 at 2:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Truancy policies can catch parents by surprise

Meanwhile...I'm struggling with my teenager's attendance and grades - practically begging for help and intervention and get nothing from the school. I know it's my responsibility, but it does take a village. When that village ignores someone who could be in college in a year and punishes a little girl, I'm very disappointed. Hopefully this story will bring about some consistency and changes within the district.

April 30, 2013 at 8:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Library expansion bids come in below budget, allowing for coffee shop concept to be added back to project

Agree that ending up under budget makes more sense than spending what could be saved. It might also perhaps reduce some of the bitterness of the expense that wasn't supported by all. I don't drink coffee, but if this part of the project moves forward, I think it would be community-minded to award this to a local vendor at least.

April 9, 2013 at 7:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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