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.

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That's according to Tripod Education's new market study, a survey of nearly 800 educators and district administrators, unveiling significant shifts in instructional approaches, curricula and district strategies.

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What the data says about superintendent turnover in 2023-24

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The Future of Education Technology Conference is your one-stop shop for all things technology in K12 education. When it comes to artificial intelligence, there are plenty of sessions to choose from to help you prepare for 2024.

A look inside California’s continuous trend of declining enrollment

While it's been an issue for years, public school enrollment issues have worsened since COVID, forcing school closures as we near the end of pandemic relief funding. In one state's case, researchers are forecasting a decline of over half a million students by the 2031-32 school year.

FETC 2024: This new session will unveil never-before-seen guidance on assistive technology

This year, FETC will be among the first to address some exciting new guidance surrounding assistive technology (AT) for children with disabilities.

As teacher shortages persist, districts look for creative solutions

From shorter work weeks to hiring overseas, districts across the country are looking for better ways to improve the teaching profession.

School shootings hit record high in 2023 as upward trend continues

There were at least 346 school shootings during 2023, surpassing the previous year's 308 and 2021's tally of 256, according to the K-12 School Shooting Database.

SROs share how schools can minimize disruptions caused by swatting hoaxes

"When schools close or evacuate for a communicated threat that isn't credible, the perpetrators get exactly what they want," said Mo Canady, executive director for the National Association of School Resource Officers.

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