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MSA Announces New CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21, 2022 — Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the leading voice for magnet schools across the country, formally announces Ramin Taheri as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Taheri officially takes office on January 1, 2023. Currently chief of staff for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, Taheri […]

Magnet Schools of America Recognizes 45 Nationally Certified Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2022 — Magnet Schools of America (MSA) has named 26 Nationally Certified Schools and 19  Nationally Certified Demonstration Schools, bringing the total number of nationally certified schools across the country to 212. As leading examples of magnet school excellence, these schools provide outstanding learning opportunities for their students and join […]

Magnet Schools of America Celebrates 2021-2022 National Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2022 — Magnet Schools of America Celebrates 2021-2022 National Award Winners Washington, D.C. – Magnet Schools of America (MSA) announced its 2021-2022 awards recipients during the 39th National Conference on Magnet Schools, April 18-22, 2022, in Clark County, Nevada. More than 1,200 magnet leaders and educators came together virtually and […]

MSA Gets Historic MAGNET Act Introduced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2022 — Magnet Schools of America (MSA) applauds the tremendous work of Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT) to formally introduce the Magnet Schools Accessibility, Growth and Nonexclusionary Enrollment Transformation (MAGNET) Act – which will substantially expand federal support for magnet schools for years to come. Senator Murphy […]

Congress Announces $15 Million Increase in MSAP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2022 — Congressional negotiators have just unveiled a bipartisan agreement on government funding for this fiscal year, which sees the largest increase in history for the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP). The funding deal would provide an additional $15 million to MSAP, bringing the total from $109 million last year to […]

Magnet Schools of America Recognizes 29 Nationally Certified Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2021 — Magnet Schools of America (MSA) has named 10 Nationally Certified Schools and 19  Nationally Certified Demonstration Schools, bringing the total number of national certified schools across the country to 187. As leading examples of magnet school excellence, these schools provide outstanding learning opportunities for their students, and join […]

MSA Successful on Funding to Reduce Digital Divide

MSA joined with the NEA and many other education associations to advocate for funding to bridge the digital divide. Today, that effort will bear fruit as the FCC makes $7 billion available for connectivity and devices. “We were pleased to be invited by the NEA to join this very important effort. It is critical that […]

Statement: Congress Agrees to MSA Request on MSAP Funds and Transportation

Statement from Magnet Schools of America MSA learned that Congressional conferees today agreed to MSA’s request to increase MSAP funds by $2 million, to a total of $109 million for the new fiscal year. The appropriations bill is expected to pass both Houses today, and then go to the President for signature. Once signed, distributions […]

Statement on George Floyd

I am deeply disturbed by the Minneapolis police’s murder of George Floyd. His murder – alongside that of so many other Black Americans, including most recently Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery – was senseless, and rooted in our country’s history of systemic racism and discrimination against Black people and other people of color.


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