Justin Patterson is the interactive media production (IMP) instructor and technology education department chair for Chesapeake High School in Baltimore County Public Schools, Maryland.
Emilio Garza embodies the core values of Magnet Schools of America, according to the person who nominated him. When he arrived at Elysian Heights, he noticed that the school’s racial demographics did not represent that of the community.
Principal Lipp has made great strides in closing the achievement gap with regard to minority group isolation. In fact, three times the number of the school's minority students reach the benchmark on both SAT test than the district and state. Additionally, the Aerospace and Hydrospace Engineering School boasts a district-leading 98% graduation rate, as well as an 80% college readiness index.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C., March 13, 2023 – Today, Magnet Schools of America recognized the important investments included in the President’s fiscal year 2024 budget request but urged the Biden Administration and Congress to do more to support magnet schools and their critical mission to foster school integration through innovative, theme-based programming. “We applaud […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C., February 9, 2023 – Magnet Schools of America announced today at its 2023 Policy Training Conference that Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., of Georgia, was named the winner of the Magnet Champion of Excellence award. “I am honored to receive the Magnet Schools Champion of Excellence Award. Magnet schools are […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.