David Hicks

NCTQ: Teacher training in Kansas lacks math commitment

(The Sentinel) – A nationwide study of 1,100 elementary teacher training programs, including 16 in Kansas, shows more than 20% fail to provide adequate instruction…

Olathe rewards superintendent Yeager for DEI, not academic improvement

(The Sentinel) – USD 233 Olathe Superintendent Dr. Brent Yeager can earn a $25,000 annual bonus for implementing the school board’s diversity and other objectives,…

Prosecutor considers election bribery charge against Hays superintendent

(The Sentinel) – Ellis County Attorney Robert Anderson, Jr. is reviewing the results of an investigation into election bribery by Hays USD 489 Superintendent Ron…

Ohio mom prevails in free speech case over local school board

(The Sentinel) – An Ohio mother filed a free speech lawsuit in federal court against her school board after being ordered to “zip it” by…

KSHSAA competitive balance effort for schools, not biological girls

(The Sentinel) – The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) allows transgender biological males to compete against biological girls, but it draws the line…

Masterson vows override efforts on Kansas Parents’ Bill of Rights, fairness

(The Sentinel) – Senate President Ty Masterson criticized Gov. Laura Kelly’s vetoes of the Parents’ Bill of Rights, Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, and a…

Study: Masks get failing grade in keeping kids in school

A study of the nation’s 500 largest school districts indicates that masking children in school had the opposite effect that proponents hoped — children in masked districts…

Open Enrollment bill narrowly approved in Kansas House

(The Sentinel) – Kansas K-12 students will be able to transfer and attend any school district in the state, depending on capacity limitations, under a…

Kansas school district rejects parents’ concerns over inappropriate library books

(The Sentinel) – The USD 450 Shawnee Heights school district has twice rejected parents’ concern that their children are exposed to pornography and other objectionable content…

Remedial Ed audit finds systemic deficiencies in KS school system

(The Sentinel) – A recently released state audit disclosed that about a third of Kansas high school graduates took at least one remedial course in college. …

18 Kansas teachers pledge to teach CRT tenets

(The Sentinel) – Against a backdrop of curriculum transparency and Parents Bill of Rights legislation, comes a reminder that 18 Kansas teachers signed a pledge…