David Hicks

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

Public Education
Hybrid and micro school summit: One size doesn’t fit all in education

(The Sentinel) – Ten years ago, MIT engineer Kelly Smith began volunteering at his local library teaching computer programming to neighborhood kids along with his 8-year-old son, and asking the question:… Read More

September 19, 2023
Some Kansas districts still paying millions to legal group to sue the state and monitor funds won

(The Sentinel) – More than four years after the Kansas Supreme Court compelled school funding to be increased by more than $1 billion, 32 school districts in the state are still dues-paying… Read More

September 13, 2023
Public Education
Ethics Commission: No conflict of interest if school board member also works for teachers’ union

(The Sentinel) – Shawnee Heights School Board Member Lauren Tice Miller’s additional responsibility as Director of Legislative and Political Advocacy for the Kansas Chapter of the National Education Association (KNEA)… Read More

August 23, 2023
Public Education
Kansas school districts lawyer up after one district closes academic center, sending more than 100 students to other schools

(The Sentinel) – The Wetmore Academic Center (WAC) buildings are vacant as its former students prepare to return to classes elsewhere this fall, but there is plenty of activity in… Read More

August 18, 2023
Public Education
‘Failed attempt to undermine an election’: Recall of conservative Kansas school board member fails

(The Sentinel) – Supporters of a campaign to oust USD 453 board member Vanessa Reid failed to gather the required number of signatures on a petition to place a recall election… Read More

August 3, 2023