Magnet Schools of America

The National Association of Magnet and Theme-Based Schools

 

MaryEllen Elia Named NY Commissioner of Education 


We would like to congratulate our Past President and current Board Member for being selected as the first woman to serve as the Commissioner of Education for the State of New York. MaryEllen is the former Superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools and our 2015 Superintendent of the Year. 

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Magnet Job Openings 


Interested in recruiting talented magnet school leaders and educators for open positions in your school or district? Post your announcements on our Job Openings webpage.

See what is available now! 

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Funding for Magnet Schools 


Searching for financial support for your magnet school? Visit our funding opportunities webpage for up to date announcements from national foundations, corporations and others that actively support education programs and educators. Learn more 

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Education Frontline


Stay informed of all the latest educational policy developments from Washington, DC and around the country through our Policy Insider Blog. Let this be your source of critical analysis on emerging issues that may impact your school or district. 

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Professional Development Webinars


Please register for one of our upcoming webinars sponsored by the National Institute for Magnet School Leadership. These webinars will be held throughout the school year and will help you develop stronger programs and become highly effective educators. View the current schedule

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Celebrating Magnet

School Excellence 

During the 33rd National Conference in Raleigh, NC we were proud to recognize our highest quality magnet programs, their leaders, and teachers. We would like to congratulate William Daniel from Boone High School in Orlando, Florida for being named the 2015 National Magnet School Teacher of the Year. 

"For the past 21 years, I am very proud to state that I consider myself as having arguably the best teaching job in the country," says Mr. Daniel. "Working entirely in a project-based learning setting, the Academy of Finance magnet program at Boone High School is a shining example of what is possible when a public school system works one-to-one with the private sector for the benefit of all students. In such a setting, opportunities abound when it comes to school-to-work programming, technological applications, and community partnerships. Add in the fact that financial literacy by its very nature is perhaps the most transformative subject that a child can learn while in school, and you have all the makings for a program that serves as a catalyst for student growth."

The National Magnet School Teacher of the Year Award was established in 2010 and is given annually to an outstanding magnet school teacher who is acknowledged by their peers, parents and students for their exemplary contributions made to their profession.


Success Stories

Over the last few years, Collinswood Language Academy, a K-8 magnet school in Charlotte, North Carolina that serves about 750 students, has made remarkable strides as the state’s first dual language program. This once failing school now ranks first among all kindergarten through eighth grade schools in its district for meeting federal and state annual measurable objectives. Keep Reading...


Save-the-Dates

August 19-20, 2015


MSAP Summer Writing Workshop

Discovery Building

Silver Spring, Maryland

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November 7-8, 2015


Technical Assistance & Training Conference

Embassy Suites Chevy Chase Pavilion

Washington, District of Columbia

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