David Hicks

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

New Kansas org claims to be moderate but wants to protect education status quo

(The Sentinel) – Declaring that rural communities in Kansas are threatened by school choice advocates, a group of former legislators have founded Kansans First, dedicated to finding a “middle ground”… Read More

October 12, 2023
Kansans show micro schools and hybrids offer innovations in learning

(The Sentinel) – Micro schools are the reimagining of the one-room schoolhouse, where class sizes are usually fewer than 15 students of varying ages, and the schedule and curriculum is… Read More

September 28, 2023
Public Education
Principal silent on alleged drag queen discussion in Kansas middle school

(The Sentinel) – A Trailridge Middle School parent is outraged, but the school principal is mum about allegations that their child was subjected to a lengthy discussion and demonstration of a… Read More

September 27, 2023
Public Education
Kansas school superintendent defends gender pronoun instruction poster in middle school

(The Sentinel) – Students at Clark Middle School in Bonner Springs, Kansas can familiarize themselves with the issues involving gender identity pronouns with this school-approved wall poster now on display: USD… Read More

September 22, 2023
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