David Hicks

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

Public Education
Kansas among states lagging in civics instruction

(The Sentinel) – Mar. 6-10 is designated as National Civic Learning Week. But a 50-state survey of curriculum and legislative initiatives shows Kansas lagging behind in dedication to teaching civics, defined by … Read More

March 9, 2023
School Board Member Free Speech and Transparency Act gets hearing in Kansas

(The Sentinel) – HB 2382, the School District Board of Education Member Free Speech and Transparency Act, was introduced at a hearing before the Kansas House Education Budget Committee. The bill amends… Read More

February 27, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Kansas district officials silent on gender-transitioning book being read to kindergartners

(The Sentinel) – A Kansas City, Kansas, USD 500 kindergarten teacher proudly, but anonymously, posted on a social media page that they had read the book Julian is a… Read More

February 21, 2023
Public Education
Kansas Board of Regents may drop algebra as a college graduation requirement

(The Sentinel) – One out of three college students in Kansas fails algebra, the vice president for academic affairs for the Kansas Board of Regents disclosed to the board at… Read More

February 7, 2023
Students join in the call for school choice at the Kansas capitol

(The Sentinel) – It was standing – and sitting on the floor – room-only, as some 200 students and educators from as far away as Wichita joined advocates in urging… Read More

January 30, 2023