K-12 Education

‘Devious licks’ videos of damage, thefts bedevil U.S. schools, including in Lawrence

TOPEKA — Kids across the U.S. are posting TikTok videos of themselves vandalizing school bathrooms and stealing soap dispensers and even turf from football fields, bedeviling school administrators seeking to contain the viral internet trend. The "devious licks" challenge that swept social ...

School districts around Kansas closing temporarily because of COVID outbreaks

TOPEKA — Kansas education commissioner Randy Watson says at least 31 Kansas schools are reporting outbreaks of COVID-19, forcing more school districts to close temporarily. COVID-19 cases are up dramatically in school-age children compared to last school year as school districts grapple with ...

Candidate forum for Lawrence school board and City Commission slated for Sunday

The League of Women Voters, NAACP, Lawrence Public Library and other community partners will be hosting a candidate forum this weekend for the Lawrence school board and City Commission races. The forum, to be conducted online via Zoom, will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Traditionally, this ...