LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas Jayhawks trumped state testing
at some Lawrence schools this week.
Several Lawrence schools postponed state assessment testing
scheduled for Tuesday out of concern that students would be tired
or absent after watching Monday's NCAA championship game between Kansas and Kentucky.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports schools can take the assessments between Feb. 15 and April 20. Many
Lawrence schools scheduled the tests this week, which is the week
after spring break.
But New York School principal Nancy DeGarmo said she knew many
of the school's students and teachers would be up late Monday
because the game didn't tip off until 8:30 p.m. So the school moved
the testing to Friday.
Other principals said they were concerned many students would
miss school Tuesday.