David Hicks

David Hicks writes for The Sentinel, a publication focusing on news and issues in the state of Kansas.

Public Education
Employment of non-teachers rose since 2015 in Kansas while outcomes and enrollment decline

(The Sentinel) – The hiring of non-teachers (administrators and all other employees who are not teachers) has continued an upward trend in Kansas for the past decade in spite of… Read More

July 15, 2024
Public Education
Grades for Kansas schools show continued declines in 2023

(The Sentinel) – The new “A-F Grading for Kansas Schools,” based on 2023 state assessment scores, shows nearly half of Kansas public schools earned a “D” or “F” grade, and overall… Read More

April 29, 2024
Courts
Kansas, 10 other states sue Biden administration over latest student loan forgiveness plan

(The Sentinel) – Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach, along with the attorneys general of ten other states, is suing the Biden Administration over its latest attempt to cancel the debt… Read More

April 2, 2024
Legislation
Kansas bill would give school board members tools to improve transparency and accountability

(The Sentinel) – School board members in Kansas would no longer be restricted to whom they could speak on district issues, nor be barred from school property under Senate Bill 427… Read More

March 19, 2024
Public Education
Community group claims its Kansas school board lacks transparency in bond issue campaign

(The Sentinel) – Voters in USD 273 Beloit (Kansas) go to the polls in April to decide the fate of a $20 million package of new construction and… Read More

March 8, 2024