K-12 Education

How Lawrence school district will begin 2020-2021 academic year still undecided

With about a month left before school is scheduled to begin, it is unclear whether Lawrence students will return to their school buildings this fall. Deputy Superintendent Anna Stubblefield said during the Lawrence school board’s meeting on Monday that the district has not yet made any ...

Governor to announce fall plan for Kansas schools on Wednesday

The details of the fall semester for K-12 schools in Kansas will become clearer Wednesday, as Gov. Laura Kelly will announce her administration's plan for how the state's children will be educated amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Lee Norman, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and ...

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 ...