K-12 Education

Noting time of crisis, Lawrence superintendent says remote learning will start slow

As the Lawrence school district prepares to launch remote learning next week, Superintendent Anthony Lewis said he understood parents are handling a lot right now and the transition into learning from home would be gradual. At the Lawrence school board’s meeting Monday, Lewis said he ...

Photos: Local school teachers use parades to say hello to students at home

More than a dozen vehicles with New York Elementary school teachers gathered at about noon on Monday for an informal "porch parade" through the New York school neighborhood in eastern Lawrence. Teachers at other schools throughout Lawrence held similar parades Monday afternoon, driving through ...

Kansas Republicans continue effort to curb Democratic governor’s power amid pandemic

Story updated at 5:25 p.m. Thursday TOPEKA — Kansas lawmakers on Thursday extended a state of emergency prompted by the coronavirus crisis after making sure it gave the GOP-controlled Legislature oversight over the actions of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. The Senate voted 39-0 and the House ...

Kansas governor orders K-12 school buildings closed for remainder of school year

Story updated at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday Gov. Laura Kelly on Tuesday closed Kansas' public and private K-12 schools for the rest of the spring semester, moving education online throughout the state to try to lessen the spread of the new coronavirus. Kelly also said that starting Monday, most of ...

Lawrence schools to offer free grab-and-go meals for kids

The Lawrence school district will begin offering free breakfast and lunch for pickup by children at several of its buildings around town. Classes remain suspended after the Lawrence-Douglas County health department on Friday ordered all public and private schools closed for two weeks because ...

Bishop Seabury students return home from trip to Greece amid COVID-19 pandemic

A group of about 30 Bishop Seabury Academy students on an international trip returned to Lawrence on Sunday amid travel restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The group traveled to Greece last week for an educational spring break trip and had originally intended to head back to ...

Lawrence Public Schools to resume classes Monday amid virus cancellations

UPDATED STORY: Douglas County health department prohibits large gatherings, orders 2-week closure of schools, rec centers, libraries Lawrence Superintendent Anthony Lewis said in a Thursday message to parents and guardians that the school district would resume classes Monday. But Lewis ...

Lawrence school district curriculum leader moving to part-time role

A Lawrence school district leader will transition into a part-time role next school year. Jennifer Bessolo, the school district’s director of curriculum, will begin serving as a part-time curriculum specialist for the Lawrence Virtual School on July 1, Superintendent Anthony Lewis recently ...