We were thrilled to see 43 members of the House of Representatives, both Democrats and Republicans, signal their support for robust funding for the Magnet Schools Assistance Program in this year's federal budget process.
For MSA and our members, all eyes are on the Magnet Schools Assistance Program, and this year’s request includes $149 million for the MSAP, the same amount included in the fiscal year 2023 request. MSA believes that figure is insufficient to support the critical mission of magnet schools, and we urge the President and Congress to provide greater funding for the MSAP and to identify more opportunities to fund and prioritize magnet schools, in fiscal year 2024 and beyond.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The House Committee on Appropriations voted yesterday to approve a $18 million increase in funding for the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP), raising the federal funding level to $125 million for FY20. This increase was included in the appropriations package for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies (LHHS), and follows months of congressional outreach by Magnet Schools of America on behalf of its vast membership of magnet schools.
Magnet Schools of America, representing approximately 3,800 magnet schools and 2.6 million students nationwide, expresses its strong opposition to the House FY 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies bill that would entirely eliminate funding for the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP), despite being reauthorized in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
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.