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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 […]

Magnet Schools of America Celebrates 2020-2021 National Award Winners

For Immediate ReleaseJune 15, 2021Todd MannExecutive Director, MSAtodd.mann@magnet.edu Magnet Schools of America Celebrates 2020-2021 National Award Winners Washington, D.C. – Magnet Schools of America (MSA) announced its 2020-2021 awards recipients during the 38th National Conference on Magnet Schools, which was held virtually April 27-30, 2021. More than 1,000 magnet leaders and educators came together on […]

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: MSA Presents to Biden-Harris Education Transition Team

In response to the policy statement submitted last month, MSA was invited to present to members of the Biden-Harris Education Transition Team. MSA Executive Director Todd Mann devoted his first couple of minutes to educating Team members on the purpose and value of the nation’s 4340 magnet schools.

Magnet Schools of America Recognizes 11 New Nationally Certified Schools

Magnet Schools of America (MSA) has named five new nationally certified schools and six new certified demonstration schools, bringing the total number of national certified schools across the country to 167. As leading examples of magnet school excellence, these schools provide outstanding learning opportunities for their students, and join a growing cohort of recognized magnet programs across the country.

2020 Merit Awards Recognize Our Nation’s Most Prominent Magnet Schools

For Immediate Release Washington, DC, July 1, 2020 – Magnet Schools of America (MSA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2020 national merit awards. These 137 Magnet Schools of Excellence and 247 Magnet Schools of Distinction are recognized for their commitment to high academic standards, school diversity, specialized curricula and instruction, family engagement, […]

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.

COVID-19: The Impact on the Public Education System

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our public education system in ways that were unimaginable only two months ago. As most of the country shelters in place, approximately 8.5 to 12 million students lack access to the internet at home – also known as the “homework gap” – making it difficult for students to attend virtual learning sessions or complete homework assignments. This gap is especially prevalent for students of color, students living in rural communities and low-income families where access to reliable Wi-Fi or home computers is extremely limited.

Magnet Schools of America Recognizes 31 New Nationally Certified Schools

Magnet Schools of America (MSA) has named 14 new nationally certified schools and 17 new certified demonstration schools. These schools provide exemplar magnet education opportunities to their students and they bring the total number of nationally certified schools to 151.


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