K-12 Education

Lawrence school board to consider plan to move to hybrid learning in October

Lawrence schools could soon be moving to a hybrid learning model after starting the school year with six weeks of fully remote classes. The Lawrence school board on Monday will consider a plan to move to a hybrid learning model on Oct. 19, when the district’s initial plan of fully remote ...

Lawrence school district honors 2 new teachers as outstanding educators

Two teachers who are still in the early days of their careers have been recognized as “exemplary” educators in the Lawrence school district. Earlier this week, Lawrence Superintendent Anthony Lewis announced Free State High School teacher Allyson Gilmore and Quail Run Elementary teacher ...

10 Lawrence students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Ten high school seniors from three Lawrence schools have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. The prestigious scholarship program named 16,000 semifinalists throughout the country for its 66th annual awards, according to a news release this week from the program. The ...

Kansas deputy education commissioner retiring after 53 years with department

TOPEKA — Deputy Education Commissioner Dale Dennis, who has served 53 years in the Kansas State Department of Education, will retire effective Sept. 30, state officials announced Tuesday. Dennis joined the education department in 1967 and was named deputy commissioner in 1976. He has been ...

Special Olympics recognize Lawrence High School for its unified sports program

Lawrence High School has been recognized for its sports program that aims to be inclusive and provides students with disabilities opportunities to compete. The Special Olympics recently named LHS a Unified Champion School, an honor bestowed on schools that meet the organization’s standards ...