Matt Zalaznick

Matt Zalaznick is the managing editor of District Administration and 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.

Get to the point! More cybersecurity funding and accelerated summers

In this new series, District Administration covers what you need to know for the coming school week: There's a new pilot program to protect schools from cyberattacks and ideas for closing the digital divide and accelerating summer schools.

University of Memphis will operate its own school district. An inside look at its plans

For years, the University of Memphis has received praise for the success of its precollege school system, University Schools. But it hasn’t been able to accommodate high levels of demand from families who want to enroll their children in the system.

CTE surge: Sixth grade is never too early for welding!

Michigan's Orchard View Pubic Schools is boosting engagement by sending sixth-graders to a local career tech center to begin exploring—and experiencing—a wide range of potential careers. 

Portrait of a graduate: 6 keys to successful plans

Several common themes appear each time a district and its community create a portrait of a graduate, including critical thinking, empathy and integrity.

Superintendent turnover: 3 big districts make important changes

A leader resigns in Milwaukee while new superintendents are set to take the helm in Springfield, Massachusetts, and Portland, Oregon.

DA 100 education influencers: Greg Bagby

As coordinator of instructional technology at the Hamilton Department of Education (Tenn.), Bagby is considered one of the savviest IT leaders, bloggers, podcasters and social media personalities in the K12 space.

DA 100 education influencers: Darin Brawley

At Compton Unified School District, Superintendent Brawley has increasingly been eliminating the student opportunity gap in technology by focusing on STEAM initiatives with partners such as Digital Promise, Apple, Boeing and Google.

DA 100 education influencers: Gustavo Balderas

The Beaverton School District (Ore.) superintendent’s track record of increasing his students’ academic success and social-emotional growth earned him several awards, including 2020 National Superintendent of the Year.

DA 100 education influencers: Angel Rodriguez

Named Principal of the Year by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, Rodriguez led Lyman Hall Elementary School in Hinesville, Ga., to graduating record numbers of EL students from language programs.

DA 100 education influencers: Liza Caraballo-Suarez

The president of the National Association of Elementary School Principals 2023-24, Caraballo-Suarez has been serving K12 for more than 20 years.

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