Magnet Schools of America

The National Association of Magnet and Theme-Based Schools


Professional Development Webinars

Be sure to register for one of our upcoming webinars sponsored by the National Institute for Magnet School Leadership. These presentations are held throughout the school year and cover a variety of learning topics. View our schedule of webinars

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Seeking Merit Award Readers

Magnet Schools of America is seeking merit readers for its 2015-2016 national awards program. Complete an online application today and begin the new school year with innovative takeaways. Deadline extended: December 1, 2015.

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Magnet School Funding

Searching for additional resources for your magnet school?
Visit our funding opportunities webpage for current announcements from foundations, corporations and others
that actively support magnet programs and educators. 

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World of Opportunities

Interested in recruiting talented magnet school professionals for positions in your school or district? Post your announcements on our job openings webpage. See what is available now! 

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Education Frontline

Stay informed of the latest educational policy developments from Washington, DC and around the country through our Policy Insider Blog. Let us be your source of critical analysis and information on emerging issues impacting magnet schools. 

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Join us May 3-7 for Magnet Schools of America's 34th National Conference hosted by Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Now accepting RFPs- create an account and submit a proposal! Register online, book your room today!

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Merit Awards Program: Application Deadline Extended to 
December 14, 2015 11:59 PM Eastern 

Rally to Raise the Caps! 

Magnet Schools of America Executive Director, Todd Mann stood in solidarity with leaders from more than 2,500 national, state and local health, education, housing, and law enforcement organizations in front of the U.S. Capitol to call on Congress to take immediate action to avoid America's next budget crisis. 

He was invited to join members of the NDD United coalition and congressional representatives Chris Van Hollen, Rosa DeLauro, and Barbara Lee to give remarks and help deliver a letter signed by members of the coalition. It demands that Congress pass a bipartisan budget deal that will raise arbitrary spending caps that were put in place by short-sighted policy called sequestration. Todd represented the broader education community and discussed the impact of these cuts on magnet schools. To emphasize their message, members of NDD United also delivered baseball caps to Capitol Hill with a simple slogan, "Raise the Caps" emblazoned on top.

Unless Congress acts, the federal government could potentially shut down on December 11 and billions of dollars in cuts to important programs will occur. The Magnet Schools Assistance Program has already been reduced by $15 million over the last three years due to sequestration. To make matters worse, House Appropriators have also proposed to completely eliminate all funding for magnet schools next year because of spending caps.

Help us send a message to Congress to "Raise the Caps" and replenish funding for magnet schools by emailing them a pre-written message through our Grassroots Action CenterPlease show your support now!

Success Stories

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 ConnecticutKeep Reading...


February 10-12, 2016

Policy Training Conference
The Liaison Hotel

Washington, District of Columbia



May 3-7, 2016

34th National Conference on Magnet Schools
The InterContinental Hotel Miami

Hosted by Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Registation Open
Now Accepting Call for Presenter Proposals