David Hicks

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

Public Education
Evidence-Based Grading: Another attempt to obscure poor performance?

(The Sentinel) – The Shawnee Mission School District near Kansas City will unveil the concept of “Evidence-Based Grading” (EBG) in the upcoming school year, fueling the conversation about how best… Read More

July 12, 2023
Public Education
Kansas superintendent published false claims in ad pushing a 12% tax hike

(The Sentinel) – USD 469 Lansing last week published on its website an advertisement entitled “Revenue Neutral Rate Explained” designed to encourage support for a double-digit property tax increase… Read More

June 16, 2023
Public Education
Kansas school district mum about new hires made without job postings or interviews

(The Sentinel) – USD 417 in Council Grove has been rocked in recent weeks with the resignations of its curriculum director, school board clerk/transportation manager, and business manager in the… Read More

May 22, 2023
Public Education
Olathe school board member Brian Connell censured over conduct at meetings

(The Sentinel) – Olathe USD 233 Board Member Brian Connell was censured and removed from his committee assignments by fellow members over alleged disruptive behavior and outbursts during meetings. Board… Read More

May 18, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Georgia teacher wins back job, six-figure settlement after firing for DEI complaint

(The Sentinel) – A substitute teacher in Georgia who lost her job after objecting to the reading of a book depicting gay parents to elementary students, including her children, has… Read More

May 5, 2023