K-12 Education

Lawrence High to add assistant principal

Welcoming ninth-graders next year will mean hiring an additional administrator at Lawrence High School and restoring hours for another at Free State High School.Members of the Lawrence school board will gather for a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at district headquarters, 110 McDonald ...

First Bell: State to squeeze $3 million out of Lawrence district; district to advertise for chief operations officer; administrator to mull contract approaching $250,000

A few notes and items regarding education in the area:The Lawrence school district learned over the weekend that it wouldn’t need to be searching for more budget cuts entering the coming school year.Turns out $3 million is enough.Lawrence school board members already have signed off on plans ...

‘Real world’ on hold for graduating high school seniors in Lawrence

Neel Patel walked out of his AP Calculus AB class at 2 p.m. Friday, finally closing the book on his three-year term as a Lawrence High School student.Done. Finished. Outta here.“Technically,” he shrugged Friday.That’s because he really isn’t done.While Patel is among many classmates at ...

‘Real world’ on hold for graduating high school seniors

Neel Patel walked out of his AP Calculus AB class at 2 p.m. Friday, finally closing the book on his three-year term as a Lawrence High School student.Done. Finished. Outta here.“Technically,” he shrugged Friday.That’s because he really isn’t done.While Patel is among many classmates at ...

Feds deny Kansas’ request for waiver on No Child Left Behind requirements

Topeka ? Federal education officials have rejected a request by the state for a waiver this year to increased student performance requirements under No Child Left Behind, officials said Friday.U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Michael Yudin said that while the agency appreciated Kansas’ work ...

Lawrence school board agrees to lease warehouse on West 31st Street

Members of the Lawrence school board agreed Monday to lease a 12,000-square-foot warehouse near Walmart and Home Depot, a move to help the district save at least $100,000 in annual expenses by purchasing canned fruits, cleaning supplies and copy paper by the truckload instead of smaller ...

First Bell: Free State senior named U.S. Presidential Scholar; today is nominations deadline for $10,000 Bobs’ Award; Wichita school district to close school, cut 168 jobs

A few notes and items regarding education in the area:A senior at Free State High School is among 141 students nationwide and abroad to earn designation as a U.S. Presidential Scholar for 2011.Victoria Gilman earned the honor that goes to students who have “demonstrated outstanding academic ...

Donors’ ‘statement’ at Lawrence High School stadium to be ready for fall

The Chesty Lions of Lawrence High School — supporters, students and members of both the marching band and players themselves — once again will be walking under an arch on their way to Friday night football games.Only this time, they’ll be on their home turf.Monday night, members of the ...

First Bell: Tonight, school board members to consider athletics upgrades for LHS, learn about a ‘District Improvement Plan,’ and meet in executive session on personnel matters

Here’s a look at a few of the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Lawrence school board, set to begin at 7 p.m. at district headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive:Board members will be asked to approve changes to planned upgrades at Lawrence High School’s athletics fields, to be ...

Lawrence school district lines up lease for warehouse

Before the Lawrence school district can save money through buying applesauce, trash can liners and a variety of instructional supplies by the pallet — make that dozens, even hundreds of pallets — it’ll first need to spend some money to make room for all the goods.The proposed solution: ...

St. John’s Military School helps Lawrence teen discover his potential

It’s 6 a.m., and Macio Palacio is up for breakfast. He’s going into class early to work on his art project, a drawing of a phoenix for his little brother, who’s named Phoenix.Palacio’s got a full schedule: art, integrated science, Spanish, civics, Algebra II and English. After school, ...

GOP in House and Senate create a budget gridlock for Kansas

With the legislative clock winding down, work on the state budget halted Friday as House and Senate leaders announced an impasse.House Republicans, who hold a 92-33 majority, blamed Republicans in the Senate, while Senate Republicans, who hold a 32-8 majority, blamed Republicans in the ...

Topeka to close 3 elementary schools this year

Topeka ? The Topeka school district will close three elementary schools at the end of this academic year, with one more to close after next year.The school board voted Thursday night to close Quinton Heights, Lundgren and Linn elementary schools. School officials say the closings will save the ...

New principal selected for Lawrence Virtual School

Lawrence’s biggest elementary school is about to get a new principal.Monday night, members of the Lawrence school board will consider approving the hiring of G. Keith Wilson as principal of the Lawrence Virtual School, which serves students statewide from the former Centennial School, 2145 ...