I cover K-12 education. That includes Lawrence USD 497 as well as state policy issues from the legislature and State Board of Education.
I am a graduate of the Kansas University with bachelor's degrees in political science and education. Before joining the Journal-World, I published an online news service called the Kansas Education Policy Report. I also spent nine years as the statehouse reporter for Kansas Public Radio and worked a couple of years as the spokesman for the (former) Kansas Health Policy Authority.
You can follow me on Twitter (@ljwpqhancock) or join our conversation about public schools on the First Bell blog.
KCC approves merger of Westar, Kansas City Power & Light parent companyYesterday
Kansas governor candidates Kelly, Brewer name running matesYesterday
Regulators to meet on Westar-Great Plains mergerMay 23, 2018 4
Kansas Supreme Court justices express doubt about school funding hikeMay 22, 2018 25
Westar to explain rate request at public hearing TuesdayMay 21, 2018 10
Big day almost here: Kansas Supreme Court to decide whether school funding plan is constitutionalMay 20, 2018 3
Colyer signs bill setting minimum age to run for governorMay 18, 2018 5
Kansas Gov. Colyer signs bill giving faith-based child welfare services access to state contracts, even if they discriminateMay 18, 2018 13
Kansas jobs report shows modest growth in AprilMay 18, 2018 1
Marci Francisco pulls out of Kansas secretary of state race, files to run for state treasurer insteadMay 17, 2018 9