K-12 Education

Peaslee Tech pursuing countywide special taxing district to fund its operations

Douglas County residents soon may be asked to pay a new property tax to support a Lawrence-based technical school. Kevin Kelley, CEO of the Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center, told the Journal-World on Friday that the school wants to receive permission from the Kansas Legislature to ask ...

Could pandemic put an end to snow days in Kansas schools?

WICHITA — Between concerns about schools staying open and the challenges of learning remotely, teachers and students are haunted by another question that goes beyond 2020: Will snow days disappear forever? Schools invested in both the knowhow and technology to teach students remotely. In the ...

KSHSAA allows winter sports to start on time, but with no spectators

The 2020-21 high school winter sports season will start on time, though there will be a longer break before competition resumes in January. And there won’t be any spectators allowed at these competitions until at least Jan. 29. During a meeting on Tuesday that lasted about four hours — and ...

Lawrence school district reconsidering allowing wrestling as pandemic worsens

Although the Lawrence school district recently announced plans to continue winter sports amid the coronavirus pandemic, one of those sports might be on the brink of being canceled. During a special meeting last week, the Lawrence school board decided to continue discussion around whether ...

Kansas counties, state’s largest school district add new COVID-19 rules

Topeka — Kansas’ largest public school district has scrapped plans to allow its middle and high school students to attend some in-person classes, and three counties have imposed new restrictions inspired by the coronavirus pandemic. The moves by local officials come as the state works to ...

Lawrence students overwhelmingly support Biden in mock presidential election

The Lawrence youth vote came out strong this week for Joe Biden as local students continued an election-year tradition of casting ballots in important races, including the U.S. presidency. Although their votes didn’t technically count, thousands of Lawrence students made their voices heard ...