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The best of your 'Worst Poetry'

Lindsey Slater

I really thought I'd get more submissions than I did for bad poetry. Thought the commenters would be all over this one. Hands down, this was my favorite of the entries I got. If you're a regular on the comment boards, the author will look familiar. "I wake up all ...

It's Bad Poetry Day - what you got to say?

Lindsey Slater

So, I stumbled upon the the worst poetry in Chicago and it's pretty terrible. The first one is about Oprah and it's hysterical. Turns out today is Bad Poetry Day! I want your worst poetry. You can email me or just post your worst in the comments. I promise to ...

What did you "used to believe?"

Lindsey Slater

I happen to have a television right above my desk and I try to keep it on some sort of cable news network. I glanced up during a lull in my day and saw the anchor talking about I Used To Believe, a Web site dedicated to adults sharing their ...

Films, retirements and plants -- oh, my!

Lindsey Slater

There's quite a few events going on in the next few weeks in Lawrence public schools, so I thought I'd put a bug in your ear about some of them. Tonight at 7 p.m. the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club is hosting a fundraiser/student film premiere of their original work ...

Getting ready for Earth Day...

Lindsey Slater

So, Lawrence celebrated Earth Day this weekend, but really Earth Day is tomorrow. How much do you know about the environment? Check out this Connections Academy Quizbowl Challenge, which will put you to the test. Really, it's geared toward kids, so maybe see if your kids know more than you. ...

Hey, teachers! Need some extra cash? Here's how

Lindsey Slater

Are you a teacher? Have an awesome idea for your kids but don't have the extra money to do it? U.S. Cellular is here to help. It launched its "Calling All Teachers" campaign, which will funnel $1 million (how very Dr. Evil of them) to teachers across the country for ...

For sale: LHS engineering students

Lindsey Slater

I know I've raved about Lawrence High's college prep engineering class before and how they win everything and could design their way out of a cardboard box, but to show off all their skills, they need to make it to the Global Construction Challenge in Knoxville, Tenn. They swept up ...

School board forum leftovers

Lindsey Slater

So, if I would have included everything in my article about the school board forum Monday night, it would have been unbearably long. Here's a quick rundown of the questions asked and where each candidate stood on the issue. (I listed the candidates alphabetically to keep it fair.)The Candidiates:Mark Bradford: ...

Federal stimulus package has $100 billion for education

Lindsey Slater

On Friday, Kansas Commissioner of Education Alexa Posny told school districts that the federal stimulus package includes about $100 billion for education. But, the money won't just rain down from above — it's targeted to specific areas. Here's the breakdown:- $10 billion for Title I- $12.2 billion for IDEA, the ...

Outstanding teachers will bank thanks to KU Credit Union

Lindsey Slater

Oh, how I love school board meetings. Going to them, sitting through them, thinking about them ... the list goes on. I usually know what's going to happen during them because the agenda is out before hand and I'm always in the know. (Hello, it's my job.)But last night, the ...

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