Kansas guard Elijah Johnson (15) drives to the basket over Ohio State guard Aaron Craft, right, during the second half of an NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball tournament game Saturday, March 31, 2012, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Chris Steppig/NCAA Photos, Pool)
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 (http://bit.ly/HLr4eX )
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.
Information from: Lawrence Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com
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