K-12 Education

Kansas schools were already struggling to find substitute teachers, then COVID hit

WICHITA — School is back. Thousands of teachers across the state are not. Absences triggered by COVID-19 outbreaks and the resulting quarantines leave schools straining to fill the gaps with substitutes when retirees and the other usual fill-in suspects are less willing to command a ...

West Middle School music educator chosen as Lawrence secondary teacher of the year

Craig McCauley, the choral music director at West Middle School, received the Lawrence Teacher of the Year Award for secondary school educators this week, the district announced Friday in a news release. Superintendent Anthony Lewis presented the award Wednesday at West, citing McCauley's ...

Lawrence school board to meet for annual retreat on Saturday

The Lawrence school board will convene for a special meeting on Saturday for its annual retreat. The meeting will serve as an opportunity for the board to meet for a longer period of time for various purposes. No action will be taken during the meeting. According to an agenda for the meeting, ...

First lady Jill Biden visits El Centro Academy in Kansas City, Kan.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — First lady Jill Biden touted the Biden administration's interest in the concerns of the Hispanic community during a visit Tuesday to a school in Kansas City, Kan. Biden's visit to El Centro Academy, a dual-language early childhood education program, was part of a national ...