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Protest for hybrid learning held outside district offices

Isis Norris, Ethan Wood, and Jack Bellemere

October 5, 2020

The Paraeducators Association of Lawrence, PAL-CWA, hosted a teach-in outside of the USD 497 District Office on Monday, Oct. 5, as a form of protest against the Board of Education’s recent decision to move to a hybrid-learning mo...

Lawrence schools to begin hybrid learning

Isis Norris, Print Editor in Chief

September 29, 2020

Lawrence Public Schools students will soon have the option to attend in-person classes through a hybrid learning model — returning to the classroom for the first time since March.  After an intense discussion, the USD 497 Boa...

Opinion: Team photo sparks anger

Isis Norris, Print Editor in Chief

August 18, 2020

On Sunday, Aug. 16 the Free State football team posted a photo through the @freestatefootball Instagram account. The photo featured 29 players standing shoulder-to-shoulder without masks or social distancing measures. In an appa...

School board discusses reopening precautions, met with protests

Isis Norris, Print Editor in Chief

July 14, 2020

On Monday night, the USD 497 School Board held a meeting to discuss how the district will adapt the 2020-21 school year to the current COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the newly-established Kansas for a Safe School Reopening organization...

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