K-12 Education

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 ...

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 ...