K-12 Education

Lawrence school board to vote on final proposal for school fee increases

The Lawrence school board is set to vote next week on increases to school fees for the upcoming school year. As part of its meeting Monday, the board will vote on a fee proposal that includes increases to the district’s basic school fee and the addition of a new device fee. Based on previous ...

Burned out: As more educators leave, Kansas faces its worst-ever teacher shortage

WICHITA, Kansas — First came the school year where a killer virus sent everybody home early. Then the maddening online year. Followed by the half-and-half year. Amid all that, teachers — or public schools writ large — became the enemy. Hostility boiled over about wearing masks, banning ...

Free State musician finds himself on national stage in elite company

Along with some of the best young musicians in the country, trumpeter Keith Popiel found himself performing on a historic stage in the nation’s capital earlier this month. Keith, an incoming senior at Free State High School, was selected to the 2022 National Youth Wind Ensemble, a ...

Lawrence school district honors elementary, secondary principals of the year

The Lawrence school district honored Schwegler Elementary School Principal Jared Comfort and Lawrence Virtual School Administrator Susan Cooper as the elementary and secondary principals of the year. Superintendent Anthony Lewis honored Comfort Wednesday during the district's Summer Principal ...