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U.S. News and World Report Improves Definition of Magnet Schools

Last week we were thrilled to see how many magnet schools were among the top schools across the country in the U.S. News and World Report Best High School rankings. If you looked at their rankings of magnets, though, you may have seen that the magazine used a narrow definition for magnet schools, focusing on selective admissions criteria rather than specialized theme-based curriculum and instruction.

Magnet Schools of America congratulates the top magnet schools included in the U.S. News and World Report 2018 Best High Schools Rankings

Magnet Schools of America (MSA) is proud to announce that six magnet schools have been ranked within the top 20 Best High Schools in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. In addition to this tremendous accomplishment, magnet schools also make up one quarter of the top 100 high schools that were ranked this year.

Magnet Schools of America Announces 2018 National Award Winners

Magnet Schools of America (MSA), announced the recipients of its 2018 national awards in Chicago, IL during the 36th National Conference on Magnet Schools (April 25-29, 2018), hosted by Chicago Public Schools.

Magnet Schools of America Selects 2018 Regional Teachers of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC, March 30, 2018 – Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools, is pleased to announce its 2018 Regional Teachers of the Year. These awards recognize magnet school teachers who exemplify instructional excellence in the classroom and outstanding leadership in their school and community. The

Magnet Schools of America Selects 2018 Regional Principals of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC, March 30, 2018 – Magnet Schools of America (MSA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its Regional Principal of the Year Awards for 2018. Through a competitive application process, these individuals were selected from MSA’s eight regions. They will be recognized during Magnet Schools of America’s 36th National Conference

Magnet Schools of America Announces 2018 Nationally Certified Magnet Schools

Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association of magnet and theme-based schools, announces the nationally certified magnet schools for 2018.

Magnet School Policy Conference Convenes Array of Voices Across American Education

At a time when the debate around the path forward for American education is increasingly polarized, both sides agree that magnet schools must be part of the solution. This ‘happy medium’ status was on clear display last week at the Magnet Schools of America Policy Training Conference, where speakers from diverse viewpoints came to the stage and lauded the work that happens in the 4,340 magnet schools across the U.S.

Magnet School Policy Conference Convenes Array of Voices Across American Education

At a time when the debate around the path forward for American education is increasingly polarized, both sides agree that magnet schools must be part of the solution. This ‘happy medium’ status was on clear display last week at the Magnet Schools of America Policy Training Conference, where speakers from diverse viewpoints came to the stage and lauded the work that happens in the 4,340 magnet schools across the U.S.

Magnet Schools of America Announces First Cohort of Nationally Certified Magnet Schools

Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association of magnet and theme-based schools, announces the first cohort of nationally certified magnet schools.

Anne Fennell from Mission Vista High School Named 2017 National Magnet School Teacher of the Year.

Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools is pleased to announce that Anne Fennell from Vista Unified School District’s Mission Vista High School in Oceanside, California is the 2017 National Magnet School Teacher of the Year. Through a competitive application process, Ms. Fennell was selected from a group of eight Regional Teachers of the Year dispersed across the country.


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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