Patrick Richardson

Patrick Richardson writes for the The Sentinel. 

Culture
Kansas 4-H declines to answer questions about controversial transgender housing policy

(The Sentinel) – Kansas State University Research and Extension is refusing to say whether a controversial transgender housing policy remains in effect. As the Sentinel reported in late 2022, the housing policy at… Read More

February 2, 2024
Public Education
Kansas school funding exceeds $20,000 per student adjusted for cost of living

(The Sentinel) – New data from the Kansas Department of Education show school funding was $17,650 per student in the 2023 school year, but adjusted for the cost of living, spending… Read More

December 18, 2023
Public Education
School districts in Kansas alone sit on $1.25 billion in operating cash reserves

(The Sentinel) – New data from the Kansas Department of Education show school districts collectively added $68 million to their operating cash reserves in the last school year, bringing the… Read More

December 5, 2023
Courts
Pennsylvania settlement allows parents to opt students out of SEL

(The Sentinel) – In a victory for parents, America First Legal recently announced a settlement agreement in a lawsuit it filed earlier this year against the… Read More

November 20, 2023
Culture
Kansas Inspector General report pushes for background checks on teachers, staff

(The Sentinel) – A recent audit by the Medicaid Inspector General of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s management of School-Based Fee For Service Medicaid reimbursements for the… Read More

November 8, 2023