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.

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.

By the numbers: The pandemic and its ‘complicated’ toll on K12 education

Among the rather dim conclusions drawn from the report are the pandemic's widespread impact on teacher shortages in 2020-21 along with districts' difficulties in hiring mental health support staff.

Most teachers will return next year, but they want these 2 challenges resolved

As layoffs and budget cuts continue to plague America's school districts, teachers ultimately have the final say on whether they want to continue in the profession. Here's what they'd like to see improve.

How this superintendent incorporated high-dosage tutoring that produces results

Guilford County Schools Superintendents has helped the district set its sights on three areas crucial for the success of her students post-pandemic: expanding learning, high-intensity tutoring and acceleration—not remediation—by teaching kids grade-level content.

Why some politicians have had enough of the ‘culture wars’ in K12

"Putting politicians in charge of the classroom is dangerous," North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said during a special address on Monday declaring a state of emergency for public education.

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