Micah Ward

Micah Ward is a District Administration staff writer. He recently earned his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Alabama. He spent his time during graduate school working on his master’s thesis. He’s also a self-taught guitarist who loves playing folk-style music.

Which states are hurting the most when it comes to teacher shortages?

For the first time ever, new research provides a comparison of teacher vacancies in the U.S. by state.

Survey: 50% of principals are stressed out to the point of quitting

50% of school leaders say they are considering leaving the profession due to stressful working conditions.

Report: Censorship in K-12 and higher ed has rapidly grown

Legislation targeting free speech in K-12 and higher has spiked by 250% this year, according to a new report.

DeSantis: Veterans and first responders to fill teacher vacancies

The Florida governor proposed three new initiatives to expand dual enrollment and combat the state's teacher shortage.

Want students to report threats of violence? Let them remain anonymous

Research indicates that students are more inclined to report threats of violence through anonymous reporting systems.

It’s time to get your students excited about computer science

Research indicates a growing need for computer science education, especially for students with disabilities.

LGBTQ+ student protections: Politics are getting in the way

As schools battle to protect the privacy of their transgender students, conservative groups are meeting them with resistance.

Returning to normal: Should schools enforce vaccine requirements?

Most parents say they no longer want schools to continue enforcing vaccine mandates for students, according to a recent poll.

Should districts brace for a recession? A heads-up for leaders

A recession may not be on the rise, but districts should be preparing for these economic shifts that are coming all at once.

5 reasons district leaders should expand transportation options

Alternative transportation can help to better support underserved populations, such as students with special needs or those who are homeless.

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