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.

Meet the finalists for FETC 2023’s Top Ed Tech Product awards

In January, FETC 2023 will host the "Top Ed Tech Products of the Year" awards. This year's nominees have already been judged and reviewed, with most of the attention aimed toward how their products are breaking new ground.

These states continue to top the list for high school graduation rates

The last time high school graduation rates were collected, the U.S. received a tremendous pat on the back for achieving its highest percentage since data analysis on the topic began. But which individual states produce the most high school graduates?

How are principals responding to political interference? Not so well

A survey conducted by the Institute for Democracy, Education and Access at the University of California Los Angeles and the Civic Engagement Research Group at the University of California Riverside showcases the concerns of nearly 700 high school principals surrounding political interference in schools.

Teachers win reimbursement of nearly $1 million in sick days used during pandemic

The American Federation of Teachers Local 481 in Newark filed a grievance in October 2021 after being forced to take sick days for not only being exposed to COVID-19 but also to stay home and care for loved ones even though the teachers themselves were not personally infected.

For cybercriminals, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year

While your school is on holiday break, criminal actors see it as an open invitation to compromise valuable and confidential student data.

The not-so-cinematic theaters at FETC that you do not want to miss

FETC 2023 will feature six "must-attend" theaters designed to designed to inspire and inform attendees on the latest education innovations.

Which states are being hit the hardest by teacher shortages right now?

Some states are better off when it comes to teacher shortages. But which states are suffering the most? According to a recent analysis, Florida has the fewest teachers compared to the state's population.

How you can learn to lead a staff that’s facing burnout

In January 2023, the Future of Education Technology® Conference will host several sessions and workshops designed to give both educators and leaders the knowledge to have happier lives and careers.

How well does each state teach financial education? Tennessee tops the list

A new report ranks states on how well they provide financial education, including those that don't require financial literacy courses.

How to put your school on the map using social media

TikTok, Twitter, Instagram—the list of platforms can be intimidating. FETC 2023 can help guide leaders in creating a robust social media presence for their schools.

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