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 (@pqhancock) or join our conversation about public schools on the First Bell blog.
Brownback still confident of confirmation; Colyer preparing to step in as governorToday
Kansas campuses struggle for diverse student body populationsToday 1
Rural population in steep decline amid slow economic recovery, USDA study findsNovember 19, 2017
Kansas jobless rate falls to 3.6 percent while labor market remains flatNovember 17, 2017 3
Girod defends KU's proposed housing, dining fee hikesNovember 16, 2017 3
House Republicans advance tax overhaul; entire Kansas delegation supports itNovember 16, 2017 15
Regents OK $26 million indoor practice facility for KU footballNovember 15, 2017 15
Regents to discuss KU football practice facility, housing and meal fee hikesNovember 14, 2017
DCF: No link between welfare reform, rising foster care numbers; researchers say otherwiseNovember 14, 2017
Still no agreement on new funding for Kansas water planNovember 13, 2017 4