K-12 Education

Eudora school district moving to fully in-person classes

The Eudora school district will move to fully in-person classes shortly after starting the school year. During a special meeting on Thursday, the Eudora school board approved a recommendation from Superintendent Steve Splichal to have fully in-person classes for the first full week of school. ...

Kansas sees schools moving online, crowd-size reductions

Story updated at 5:15 p.m. Friday TOPEKA — Two large Kansas school districts moved classes online for middle and high-schoolers while public health officials in Topeka imposed stricter crowd size limits to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The Wichita school district, the state's biggest ...

3 LHS students, a school district employee test positive for COVID-19

Three Lawrence High School students participating in extracurricular activities and a school district administrative staff member have tested positive for the coronavirus. School district officials this week sent three letters to parents and staff informing them of the positive tests among ...

Classes resuming in some Kansas school districts

MISSION — Columbus school district Superintendent Brian Smith has spent the week hauling furniture out of classrooms to make more space for social distancing as students prepare to return next week after a five-month COVID-19-imposed break. “It is almost like you are preparing for ...

Five things Kansas parents need to know before enrolling their kid in virtual school

WICHITA — Online schooling got off to a rocky start in Kansas, with teachers quickly piecing together virtual offerings. Parents complained about needing to be constantly involved while the work failed to engage their students. Now faced with sending their children back to a physical ...

Kansas teachers could owe their schools thousands if they quit over virus concerns

WICHITA — Kansas teachers that don’t feel safe going back to crowded hallways as schools reopen could take medical leave or teach online. But at the many districts that don’t have those options, teachers eye another choice: quitting. Resigning would mean more than losing steady paychecks ...