Secretary King to Address Policy
Conference in February
Incoming U.S. Secretary of Education John King will speak during our upcoming Policy Training Conference in Washington, DC February 10-12, 2016. This will be the first time that a U.S. Secretary of Education has addressed Magnet Schools of America.
Dr. King is the former Commissioner of Education for the State of New York. One of his last actions as commissioner was to launch a state pilot grant program to promote socioeconomic integration through theme based magnet schools. He will replace the current Secretary of Education this month. Arne Duncan describes him as, "one of the most passionate, courageous, clearheaded leaders in our field" with a "remarkable personal story."
Be sure to register for the policy conference and be one of the first to learn about the new secretary's
policy priorities and agenda.
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 Connecticut. Keep Reading...
February 10-12, 2016
Policy Training Conference
The Liaison Hotel
Washington, District of Columbia
May 3-7, 2016
34th National Conference on Magnet Schools
The InterContinental Hotel Miami
Hosted by Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Now Accepting Call for Presenter Proposals