Press Releases

Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky Named Magnet Schools of America Superintendent of the Year

As a result of his leadership at the national, state and local levels in advocating, developing, and supporting magnet schools, Magnet Schools of America (MSA) is pleased to name Pat Skorkowsky from the Clark County School District in Nevada the 2017 Magnet Schools of America Superintendent of the Year. This annual award recognizes the important work of leadership within our school districts to keep magnet schools a priority in the portfolio of school choice options.

Magnet Schools of America hosts 35th National Conference on Magnet Schools in Los Angeles

Magnet Schools of America (MSA) will hold its 35th National Conference on Magnet Schools in Los Angeles, California from April 26-30, 2017 at the Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles. It will be hosted by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

Magnet Schools Absent from President Trump's School Choice

This morning, President Trump released his 2018 budget summary. It includes significant increases in funding for school choice through charter school support, private school vouchers and Title I portability.

2017 Merit Awards Recognize Most Accomplished Magnet Schools in the Nation

Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 national merit awards. These 244 public magnet schools and programs located in 20 states are recognized for their commitment to high academic standards, school diversity, specialized curricula and instruction, family engagement, and community partnerships.

U.S. Congressman Bobby Scott Receives Champion of Magnet School Excellence Award

Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools is pleased to announce that Congressman Bobby Scott from the third Congressional District of Virginia is the recipient of our Champion of Magnet School Excellence Award.

MSA Executive Director Statement Regarding Secretary of Education Nomination

Today, President-Elect Donald Trump announced that he has chosen Betsy DeVos to serve as his Secretary of Education in his new administration. Ms. DeVos is the chairwoman of the American Federation of Children, which is an advocacy group that strongly supports the expansion of charter schools and school vouchers.

A Response to NAACP announcement on Charter Schools

“This week’s NAACP resolution calling for a moratorium on charter school expansion and for the strengthening of oversight in their governance and practice is very appropriate. We appreciate that the NAACP has raised this concern and has expressed the need to work harder to create equity in the classroom.

Magnet Schools Nationally Recognized for Exemplary Achievements

We would like to congratulate the 31 magnet schools that were designated as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. These schools are recognized for the superior academic performance and success closing acheivement gaps.

District Five’s Sara Wheeler takes helm as President of Magnet Schools of America

District Five Magnet School Program Director Sara Wheeler has always had a passion for building relationships and for making a positive difference for teachers and students. Her latest opportunity gives her a chance to expand her influence on a national level as she embraces her new role as President of Magnet Schools of America (MSA).

Magnet Schools of America Opposes Action by House Subcommittee to Eliminate Funding to Combat School Segregation

Magnet Schools of America, representing approximately 3,800 magnet schools and 2.6 million students nationwide, expresses its strong opposition to the House FY 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies bill that would entirely eliminate funding for the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP), despite being reauthorized in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Learn how to become a Nationally Certified Magnet School

Raise the level of performance consistent throughout school districts nationwide and creates a platform from which all magnet schools can flourish. Magnet Schools of America’s national certification process is designed to recognize the hard work of the best magnet schools in the nation and to help them as they grow.

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