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.
Connecticut is home to 86 magnet schools, serving nearly 40,000 students. Magnet schools are actively closing the achievement gap by offering the opportunity for a high-quality, integrated education to all students, making them some of the most sought-after public schools in Connecticut. However, magnet schools have been flat-funded by the state for six years. Lack of funding has become an increasing problem that threatens the future of magnet school programs across Connecticut. Keep Reading...
August 19-20, 2015
MSAP Summer Writing Workshop
Silver Spring, Maryland
Sponsored by Discovery Education
November 7-8, 2015
Technical Assistance & Training Conference
Embassy Suites Chevy Chase Pavilion
Washington, District of Columbia