K-12 Education

Advocate for education, equity files for Lawrence school board

A Lawrence activist who has championed causes including education, civic engagement and health care has filed to run for the Lawrence school board. Thea Perry, 37, said that in addition to meeting the needs of all students and closing achievement and discipline gaps for underserved ...

Lawrence school board member with background in education law files for reelection

Shannon Kimball is seeking her third term as a member of the Lawrence school board — an office she’d like to hold alongside her upcoming role as president of the Kansas Association of School Boards. Kimball began her first term in July 2011. She said some of her proudest accomplishments ...

Bishop Seabury graduates 28 seniors with more than $6.4M in scholarship offers

Bishop Seabury Academy sent off its Class of 2019 at the school's commencement ceremony Friday morning. The class includes 28 seniors who, between them, have received more than $6.4 million worth of scholarship offers, a school spokeswoman said. Margie Lawrence, media coordinator for the ...

Free State High School graduates special in many ways, speakers say

As he lined up Wednesday with his Free State High School classmates minutes before their commencement procession in Allen Fieldhouse, Oliver Kapfer was momentarily stumped when asked what made the school’s class of 2019 special. “Me,” he finally answered. “It’s special to me because ...

Teen who took handgun to Lawrence High School convicted

Story updated at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019: A teen who took a handgun to Lawrence High School in February has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime in connection with the incident. The teen pleaded no contest to criminal use of weapons on Wednesday in Douglas County District Court, ...