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.

Attention, CTOs: If you can’t track down devices, chances are they’re in pawn shops

Shockingly enough, some devices end up overseas or in pawn shops, while others are left in classroom closets.

Student writes of death by ants and AK-47 in ‘death notebook’

The student claims the notebook was pure fantasy, the board said in a message to parents.

It’s exhausting: Add burgling bus parts to the issues facing K-12 districts

More than 27 converters were stolen from one district's school buses, disrupting operations for two straight days.

Got cash? Seattle school board approves impossibly expensive teacher contract

The Seattle Education Association received the stamp of approval for its new three-year contract, which will cost $231 million...

Student’s ‘death notebook’ was kept hidden for a year—in the principal’s desk

The notebook, inspired by a television show, contained the names of 37 classmates he allegedly wanted to kill.

Numbers don’t lie: Is it time for schools to require computer science?

Although access to computer science education has increased, only 5.6% of high school students are enrolled in a course.

Where does your school rank among the best high schools in the country for 2023?

These are the top high schools and school districts in the country, according to the rankings and review site Niche.

Senate Republicans: Title IX proposals erase 50 years of progress

The Biden Administration "has seized our nation's primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities," Republicans write.

Friday night plights: High school football games disrupted by shootings and gun threats

One school canceled its homecoming dance so students could "breathe, reflect and heal" after gunshots were fired during a football game.

Caught in the middle: Can schools ensure security and positive student outcomes?

Recent research has revealed a link between heightened security measures and decreased student outcomes, especially among students of color.

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