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.

States with the highest support for public schools: No. 1 may surprise you

Support for public schools means more than just funding. A new ranking also considers vouchers, curriculum restrictions and other factors.

Oklahoma City superintendent Sean McDaniel unexpectedly resigns after nearly 6 years in post

In his resignation letter obtained by The Oklahoman, McDaniel said an ongoing conflict with a current member of the Oklahoma City Public Schools board led him to resign. He does not identify the board member.

Superintendents, get excited. Here’s how to teach about the eclipse

If your school district is in the "path of totality" for this spring's solar eclipse, you and your community are in line for a once-in-a-liftetime learning experience.

Pace of new superintendent hiring is not slowing down

Dayton and Great Falls public schools promote from within while at least three superintendents have found new homes in the past week.

Missouri AG issues cease and desist letters to 3 area school districts

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey said he has received reports that the Lindbergh, Parkway and Webster Groves school districts have been discriminating against students and staff based on their religion or race.

Chronic absenteeism: How to cure K12’s version of ‘long COVID’

Chronic absenteeism has eased some from post-pandemic highs but it remains more severe in districts that, even pre-COVID, had been struggling most to keep kids in school. School leaders will need "both carrots and sticks to address the problem," one researcher contends.

School boards are now spending more time on these 5 topics

Is your school board focused on the same topics that are of growing concern at their counterparts' meetings in other districts and states?

Supreme Court clears way for elite high school’s race-neutral policy

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology's policy is allowed to stand by same Supreme Court that found affirmative action unconstitutional last year.

Several superintendent spots are being filled by internal promotions

A longtime administrator and current interim superintendent was promoted to the top spot in the district he has served for years during another busy week of leadership moves and internal hires.

Race and gender teaching bans are now spilling over, survey shows

More than half of teachers who were not subject to any bans still avoided covering political and social issues with their students, according to a new survey.

Most Popular