K-12 Education

10 Lawrence students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Ten high school seniors from three Lawrence schools have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. The prestigious scholarship program named 16,000 semifinalists throughout the country for its 66th annual awards, according to a news release this week from the program. The ...

Kansas deputy education commissioner retiring after 53 years with department

TOPEKA — Deputy Education Commissioner Dale Dennis, who has served 53 years in the Kansas State Department of Education, will retire effective Sept. 30, state officials announced Tuesday. Dennis joined the education department in 1967 and was named deputy commissioner in 1976. He has been ...

Special Olympics recognize Lawrence High School for its unified sports program

Lawrence High School has been recognized for its sports program that aims to be inclusive and provides students with disabilities opportunities to compete. The Special Olympics recently named LHS a Unified Champion School, an honor bestowed on schools that meet the organization’s standards ...

Free State, Lawrence High announce football attendance plans

With opening night of the 2020 football seasons just four days away, Lawrence High and Free State released their attendance plans on Monday. Both schools will cap their attendance for home games at two spectators per student participant. Those spectators will be identified ahead of time and ...

Kansas schools can move fall sports to the spring, KSHSAA board of directors says

WICHITA (AP) — Kansas high school can move their fall sports seasons to the spring under a newly approved plan. The Kansas State High School Activities Association Board of Directors voted 53-21 Friday to approve a proposal establishing an “Alternative fall” schedule, The Wichita Eagle ...