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.

3 innovative ways schools are using AI to improve learning

One-quarter of public school teachers say AI does more harm than good for K12. However, that's not stopping these schools from innovating.

Why this tech director isn’t racing to adopt AI

Tech director Brian Miles and his IT team at Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District are waiting for guidance and watching how other districts are bringing AI into their classrooms.

9 ways state tests could be more useful to teachers

Additionally, researchers from FutureEd argue a two-tiered approach to state testing could work. Here's what that looks like.

‘Talking Out of School Podcast’: Closing the digital access divide

Educators think that 1:1 implementation during the pandemic solved this issue, but there's more work to be done, says InnovateEDU founder and CEO Erin Mote.

TGIF Timesaver: What to expect from FAFSA; how to sustain ESSER

U.S. Department of Education Secretary announced "transformational changes" to the financial aid program. Experts share ideas for continuing to fund programs launched with ESSER funds.

If you’re a student, it pays to be on this district’s school board

The Palm Springs Unified School District became the first in the Coachella Valley to pay its student board members. They're earning nearly $300 a month to participate in district-level discussions, an initiative Superintendent Tony Signoret says is encouraging civic engagement and leadership.

High school graduation rates are now showing signs of rebounding

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‘Talking Out of School Podcast’: The principalship requires student-centered leadership

In this episode, we sit down with the NASSP's 2024 National Principal of the Year Andy Farley to learn more about his leadership philosophy and his advice for current and aspiring principals as the role changes.

Teacher morale: How to make educators happier with AI

55% of educators say they miss school due to burnout, a new survey contends. Here is how artificial intelligence can fix that.

TGIF Timesaver: More buses are going green; team teaching endorsed

New this week: Uvalde families of victims agreed on a $2 million settlement with the city, districts are getting major bus upgrades and team-based teaching might be the solution to shortages.

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