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KU slashes spending by $60 million in FY 2021 budget as COVID-19 strains finances

The University of Kansas over the next fiscal year has budgeted for base tuition losses totaling more than $41.7 million as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend the landscape of higher education. A Journal-World analysis of the university’s budget for Fiscal Year 2021, which runs through ...

Photo gallery: Free State, Lawrence High hold graduations amid the pandemic

Masks joined caps and gowns as essential graduation attire Saturday at Lawrence's high schools, where seniors finally gathered for ceremonies that had been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Free State graduates gathered at their school's outdoor stadium Saturday morning, while Lawrence High ...

Kansas governor says she’ll delay reopening of K-12 schools until after Labor Day

Story updated at 4:53 p.m. Wednesday TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly plans to keep Kansas' K-12 schools closed until after the Labor Day holiday in September as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to increase in the state. Kelly announced the plan during a news conference Wednesday and ...

How Lawrence school district will begin 2020-2021 academic year still undecided

With about a month left before school is scheduled to begin, it is unclear whether Lawrence students will return to their school buildings this fall. Deputy Superintendent Anna Stubblefield said during the Lawrence school board’s meeting on Monday that the district has not yet made any ...