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.

The top 3 barriers to student success, according to educators

What does it take to empower teachers to better as they face these challenges? The answer is unanimous: raise teacher pay.

How to prepare your school for new Title IX’s Aug. 1 debut

Schools have less than four months to update policies and protections for LGBTQ and parenting students. Here's one expert's advice.

3 issues administrators say currently impact district operations

”The amount of students who need mental health support and interventions outnumbers the amount of spots that we have available,” one administrator said in a new report.

Are there too many edtech tools for teachers to master?

Nearly one-third of educators feel there are too many products to understand and use effectively, a new survey suggests. Here's what teachers want instead.

‘Talking Out of School’ podcast: How to improve school safety beyond metal detectors

"We don't want to blame everything on COVID, but COVID did have a notable, marketable impact on school safety," says Ken Trump, president of the National School Safety and Security Services.

10 of the most common reasons teachers use AI

Despite the technology's prominence in K12 education, most learners will tell you that the human connection can never be replaced.

New Florida bill limits book objections in school libraries

Folks without children are limited to one book challenge per month, the new law declares. Parents—including those who home-school children—are allowed unlimited objections.

Looking for PD on AI? Try this free course for teachers

Once a teacher completes the course, they’ll be given a certificate they can bring to their district for professional development credit if their district and/or state allows it.

Nearly 60% of teachers worry about possible school shootings

Nearly 25% of teachers report having gone into lockdown last school year in response to a possible gun-related threat, new research shows.

Teacher pay becomes prominent theme of this year’s budget season

St. Louis Public School teachers will soon witness a "historic" 17% pay bump over the next three years. Other districts are making similar choices.

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