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.
Kansas House advances bill setting age limit for statewide candidatesYesterday
Bill to repeal in-state tuition for undocumented Kansans dies in House committeeFebruary 19, 2018 10
Kansas Senate panel advances 'campus free speech protection' billFebruary 19, 2018 9
Medicaid expansion bill advances in Kansas Senate, still faces uphill battleFebruary 19, 2018
Portion of Trump budget proposal worries Kansas rural electric co-opsFebruary 18, 2018 3
Lawmakers satisfied with KU's handling of $7.1 million Medicaid overpaymentFebruary 16, 2018
Kobach urges repeal of in-state tuition for undocumented KansansFebruary 15, 2018 41
Kansas House panel rejects bill aimed at preventing earthquakesFebruary 15, 2018 6
KU moving forward on planning for a dental school despite legislative setbackFebruary 14, 2018
Mann sworn in as 50th Kansas lieutenant governorFebruary 14, 2018