Patrick Richardson

Patrick Richardson writes for the The Sentinel. 

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
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
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