K-12 Education

Lawrence school district set to receive $6 million in COVID-19 relief funding

The Lawrence school district is set to receive a little more than $6 million of federal funding to continue covering costs associated with the coronavirus pandemic. In a plan that was recently approved by the Kansas State Department of Education, the district indicates that it wants to use ...

Kansas public schools calculating how to spend $830 million in federal pandemic aid

TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Education plans to use a slice of $830 million in new federal funding for public education to address COVID-19 learning deficits by training K-3 teachers to help students absorb more from their reading. Half of the 10% set aside for the state agency must be ...

Lawrence school board recognizes labor union for district’s classified staff

A labor union representing the Lawrence school district’s paraeducators grew to include all classified staff on Monday. The Lawrence school board unanimously approved recognizing PAL-CWA as the union representing the staff category that includes custodians, office and cafeteria staff and ...