Magnet Schools of America

The National Association of Magnet and Theme-Based Schools


Professional Development Webinars

Be sure to register for one of our upcoming webinars sponsored by the National Institute for Magnet School Leadership. These presentations are held throughout the school year and cover a variety of learning topics. View our schedule of webinars

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Seeking Merit Award Readers

Magnet Schools of America is seeking merit readers for its 2015-2016 national awards program. Complete an online application today and begin the new school year with innovative takeaways. Deadline: November 4, 2015.

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Magnet School Funding

Searching for additional resources for your magnet school?
Visit our funding opportunities webpage for current announcements from foundations, corporations and others
that actively support magnet programs and educators. 

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World of Opportunities

Interested in recruiting talented magnet school professionals for positions in your school or district? Post your announcements on our job openings webpage. See what is available now! 

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Education Frontline

Stay informed of the latest educational policy developments from Washington, DC and around the country through our Policy Insider Blog. Let us be your source of critical analysis and information on emerging issues impacting magnet schools. 

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Prepare to Change the World! 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.       - Margaret Mead

I hope each of you had some restorative time this summer to spend with family, friends and with yourself. I had the opportunity to travel to Alaska for a fabulous vacation, work with a new magnet school in Iowa, share conversations about Diversity and Culture with five magnet schools in South Carolina, and work with colleagues learning about the potential next round of USDOE Magnet Schools Assistance Program grants. I also had time to spend in my office and connect with my colleagues at LEARN and the magnet schools we administer for our member school districts. Our schools spent time in a Curriculum Writing Academy designed for their theme-based environments. They were grateful for the dedicated time and opportunity to really look at integrated units and lessons. The collaboration was so rewarding. How are you innovating, collaborating, and integrating in your educational environments? As we begin a new school year and return to the hustle and bustle of our normal work routines, I encourage you take a few moments to reflect and contemplate about the meaningful service that you provide as magnet school leaders and educators. Think about the potential that you have to make a real difference in the lives of so many students and the communities that you live in. On a daily basis you hold the power to help students grow as learners and as human beings. This is a rewarding task that should be embraced and nurtured. Keep Reading 

Success Stories

Connecticut is home to 86 magnet schools, serving nearly 40,000 students. Magnet schools are actively closing the achievement gap by offering the opportunity for a high-quality, integrated education to all students, making them some of the most sought-after public schools in Connecticut. However, magnet schools have been flat-funded by the state for six years. Lack of funding has become an increasing problem that threatens the future of magnet school programs across ConnecticutKeep Reading...

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November 7-8, 2015

Technical Assistance & Training Conference
Embassy Suites Chevy Chase Pavilion
Washington, District of Columbia



February 10-12, 2016

Policy Training Conference
The Liaison Hotel
Washington, District of Columbia

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