Matt Zalaznick

Matt Zalaznick is 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.

More than mentoring: 5 ways leaders can help students expand their influence

Teachers serving as mentors can help students develop critical relationship-building skills. But this approach has limitations.

Former high school dean who recruited for gang pleads guilty to conspiracy

Shaun Harrison, who was a member of the Latin Kings when Boston Public Schools hired him as an academic dean, was previously convicted of shooting a teenager whom he recruited to sell drugs, prosecutors say.

Tweets of the week: Sharing words of wisdom for the new school year

Educators are encouraging each other to be courageous as the new school year gets underway in District Administration's K-12 tweets of the week.

Why mental health days can help but will not solve a bigger crisis

Allowing students to take mental health days when they are struggling emotionally is a positive step but won't solve the wider crisis K-12 leaders are confronting. 

Principals to watch: How to strengthen relationships to strengthen school climate

Principal Thomas W. Glanton Jr. can't sleep the night before school starts because he's still excited about every aspect of K-12 education.

Rural schools build their own arsenal of AR-15 rifles to stop shooters

AR-15s will be stored in gun safes in undisclosed locations in Madison County's six schools so resource officers can "meet violence with violence."

K-12 customer service: Families want dialogue, not broadcasts

A majority of parents surveyed about their school's customer service said that "helpfulness, timeliness, and courteousness" could improve.

Monitoring students online should keep them safe. Here are 7 problems

Is the purpose of tracking online activity to protect or punish students? Too often, it seems to be the latter, researchers say.

Odds are, monkeypox won’t disrupt your schools…but COVID still might

Monkeypox is making headlines but health experts say school leaders shouldn't worry about the infection becoming as disruptive as COVID.

Tweets of the week show education Twitter hoping for a more normal school year

Some leaders, such as Principal Stacey Anderson of Woodland School District 50 in Illinois, are using education Twitter to give shout-outs to their new teams. 

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