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MSA Applauds Key Investments in President’s Budget Request, Urges Congress to Bolster Support for Magnet Schools

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 […]

GA Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., Wins Magnet Champion of Excellence Award

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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