K-12 Education

Kansas teachers will get little required training on how to run classrooms online

WICHITA — Jennifer Mathes kept her expectations for the spring low. A sudden, pandemic-driven shift from classrooms to online instruction was bound to throw the Blue Valley school district a curve. That would be a loss for the quality of teaching she could expect for her daughter. But for ...

Lawrence school board to hear task force’s report on reopening schools

The Lawrence school board will soon hear an initial report from a task force that is exploring issues related to reopening schools this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, the board will receive an update from district leaders on the work that the task force, called “Together ...

3rd Boys and Girls Club site closes because of staff member contracting coronavirus

A third Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence location has closed because of a staff member contracting the coronavirus. The club announced in a news release on Friday that it closed its summer site at Pinckney Elementary School, 810 W. Sixth St., because of a staff member testing positive for the ...

LHS students’ documentary on dancer Alvin Ailey showcased by Smithsonian museum

A short documentary film by Lawrence High School students focusing on the life and resilience of dancer Alvin Ailey reached the national stage this week. Liliana Christensen and Zora Lotton-Barker, who will be seniors at LHS this coming fall, told the Journal-World Thursday they were excited ...

16 Lawrence students to compete in virtual national speech and debate tournament

Lawrence students will soon participate in the national speech and debate tournament from the comfort of their homes. Members of the debate teams for both Free State and Lawrence high schools will virtually compete in the National Speech and Debate Association’s tournament next week. Kelly ...

Lawrence school board to hear report on behavioral health services

The Lawrence school board will soon hear a report on how the school district is helping students with their behavioral health needs, including mental health. During the board’s meeting on Monday, Kevin Harrell, executive director for student services, and Jose Cornejo, mental health ...