K-12 Education

Teen sentenced to probation for bringing gun to Lawrence High School

A teen boy convicted of bringing a gun to Lawrence High School was sentenced Wednesday to nine months of probation. The charges stem from an incident on Feb. 6, when the boy reportedly threw his school-issued laptop at a door, breaking the window in the door, the Journal-World reported. The ...

State recognizes West Middle School for civic engagement opportunities

Along with math, science, history and other important topics, Lawrence’s West Middle School aims to educate students on how to be active members of their local community, said Principal Brad Kempf. And now the school is being recognized for it. The Kansas State Department of Education’s ...

Lawrence students design, build, market treehouse for annual CASA benefit

A leafy treehouse, complete with a tire swing, is the latest playhouse designed and built by local students to help raise money for Douglas County Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA. The playhouse, which is currently parked roadside at The Merc Co-op, 910 Iowa St., was created by high ...

Survey finds 1,040 Kansans ignored school bus stop signs in 1 day

TOPEKA — Kansas education officials are expressing concern that many motorists are ignoring a state law that requires them to stop when approaching a stopped school bus that is loading or unloading children. A recent survey found 1,040 motorists illegally passed school buses in Kansas during ...

Kansas cancels grant for early literacy program in schools

Story updated at 4:35 p.m. Friday TOPEKA — Kansas has canceled a grant for an early literacy program for public school children after a previously unreleased audit found that the company administering the course received millions of dollars it wasn't entitled to during former Republican Gov. ...

Free State High fine arts department receives statewide honor

A statewide organization has recognized Free State High School for performing "exceptionally well" in theater, music and other arts activities over the past school year. Representatives of the Kansas State High School Activities Association on Thursday surprised Free State's fine arts ...

Asbestos, weather delays push back start of Lawrence high schools 6 days

Story updated at 4:36 p.m. Thursday Students at Lawrence's high schools will get to enjoy a longer summer break because of construction delays that resulted from recent severe weather and crews uncovering additional asbestos. The Lawrence school district announced in a news release Thursday ...