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Congress Announces $15 Million Increase in MSAP for FY23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. — This week, congressional negotiators released the FY23 omnibus spending package, which contains a $15 million increase in Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) funding, increasing the total program funding to $139 million for next year. Combined with a $15 million increase last year, over the last two years, the magnet […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.


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