Several Lawrence schools postponed state assessment testing scheduled for Tuesday out of concern that students would be tired or absent after watching Monday's NCAA championship game between Kansas and Kentucky.
The percent of public elementary schools offering classes in the visual arts, drama and dance has declined over the past decade. That's according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education.
The district says Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School Principal Tyler Blackmore made an announcement that students were in a "no hugging school" following some "incidents of unsuitable, physical interactions."
Michele Ingenthron, principal at Lincoln Elementary, will oversee operations at Ortiz Elementary. Shawn Springer, principal at Price-Harris Communications Magnet, has been named principal at the new southeast quadrant K-8 school.