Day 51 – Leavenworth & Douglas County

Wednesday, May 9th

We got to meet with Superintendent Dr. Mike Roth. His Leavenworth schools are also a part of Kansas Can’s Education Redesign program. They’re focusing on the student and are in the process of some big redesigning for school schedules for high school students, which would be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and would allow for students to come in later in the day and work in the mornings or vice versa. He wants to rebuild the structure of school, making sure students are given the best learning opportunities. He said research shows that students learn best around 9 a.m. Dr. Roth also listed three points that parents are concerned for their schools. One, safety; two, quality education; and three, students being groomed for success. They also give their students multiple snacks throughout the day.

We visited one of Lawrence’s (Douglas County) popular Mass Street restaurants, The Mad Greek. They make some of the best Greek food you will ever eat!

— Rick

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