Magnet Schools of America

The National Association of Magnet and Theme-Based Schools


February is National Magnet
School Month!

This February join the celebration of National Magnet School Month. There are many 
ways for you to participate and get involved! Visit and find creative ways that you can promote magnet schools.

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Join us May 3-7 for Magnet Schools of America's 34th National Conference hosted by Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  Register online, book your room today!

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ESSA Ushers in New Era for Education 

Magnet Schools of America commends the U.S. Congress and President Obama for completing the monumental task of rewriting the No Child Left Behind Act. The new law will provide states and districts with needed flexibiity and expand support for magnet schools. MSA Statement 

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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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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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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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Apply for Open Board Positions

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.


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...


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

Registration Open
Now Accepting Call for Presenter Proposals