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.

Teachers value AI. Unfortunately, half of them are locked out

Nearly 50% of secondary teachers worldwide say their schools have blocked access to ChatGPT in one form or another, according to a new survey, despite more than 60% reporting they've used it in a professional manner.

Should school boards dictate what’s taught in schools? Teachers say no

A new poll from NPR and Ipsos reveals how teachers, parents and students perceive K12 education and who they trust to make decisions about their curriculum.

How to design school discipline to create a sense of belonging for students

"I dropped out of school—actually, they kicked me out—because I didn't want to give them my hat," said one student featured in a new report. "And I had bad experiences since preschool, so it was easy for me to be like [forget] this."

How does public education fare under the debt ceiling deal?

Public officials, including members of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, worry that flagship programs like Title I and IDEA will face "disproportionate cuts."

5 reasons educators need to have “the talk” with students about using AI for homework

Seven weeks after its launch, Turnitin's AI detector flagged millions of submissions for containing AI-generated content, but there's no reason to panic just yet.

How to improve your district’s summer programs in 4 easy steps

A March report from EdResearch For Recovery and the Tennessee Education Research Alliance outlines best practices and guidelines for district leaders using data collection to measure and assess their summer programs.

A new look at the teacher shortage—is it worse than we thought?

Headlines continue to underscore the scope of teacher shortages across the nation, according to new research. Here's what district leaders can do about it.

Here’s what you need to know to prevent and mitigate ransomware in 2023-24

Three years after its release, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency updated its #StopRansomware guide as ransomware and double extortion continue to impact K12 schools.

In their final weeks, some schools still face security threats

In what's meant to be a time of excitement and relief is being shadowed by security threats as violence and aggression ramp up among students toward the end of the year.

Do school districts stand a chance suing social media giants?

More and more school districts are joining the legal battle against social media companies to protect students' mental health. But this expert says he's not very optimistic.

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