Matt Zalaznick

Matt Zalaznick is a life-long journalist. Prior to writing for District Administration he worked in daily news all over the country, from the NYC suburbs to the Rocky Mountains, Silicon Valley and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He's also in a band.

This superintendent wants everyone to know his district’s 4 big philosophies

At the top of Superintendent Rupak Gandhi's summer to-do list is telling everyone that Fargo Public Schools is about honesty in education, supporting the LGBTQ+ community and disability justice.

7 big districts land new leaders in end-of-year hiring surge

Several more large school districts have reached deals with new superintendents as Texas appoints former Dallas superintendent to helm Houston ISD takeover.

2 more superintendent suspensions coincide with 2 big departures

Superintendents in New York and Pennsylvania were placed on leave this week while Atlanta Public Schools is parting ways with its leader after three years.

5 things that have to change if we want more female superintendents

The "Great Resignation” represented a missed opportunity for women in education—or, rather, a missed opportunity for the education system to promote more female leaders to the superintendency.

King James Bible to be removed from Utah district’s libraries in younger grades

Copies of the King James Bible are being removed from elementary and junior high facilities in Davis County, Utah, after an unknown person’s complaint that the scriptures feature material inappropriate for younger children.

Examining working conditions in 5 states holds keys to teacher well-being

Snapshots of working conditions in California, Florida, New York, Texas and Washington offer keys to how administrators can intervene to retain and recruit teachers during these most challenging of times for the K12 labor market.

This is how many teachers would carry a gun to make their school safer

Teachers remain divided over arming themselves at work, with more than half saying carrying a gun would make their school less safe, according to a new survey by the RAND Corporation.

LGBTQ flag burned at North Hollywood elementary school as some parents oppose Pride event

The small flag was displayed in a planter outside of a classroom at Saticoy Elementary School, which plans to hold a Pride Day assembly on Friday.

Several superintendents switch as first-timers join the ranks of K12 leadership

Leaders are changing districts in an end-of-year hiring surge that also features a crop of first-time superintendents who are set to steer their communities into 2023-24.

How this superintendent is fueling multidisciplinary learning with a food truck

A food truck will be a big part of Lincoln Public Schools' culinary program. But getting the truck going will require the skills of students studying graphic design, automotive repair, business and law, among other subjects.

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