Magnet Schools of America

The National Association of Magnet and Theme-Based Schools


MSA Leader Named Top Superintendent in Sunshine State

MSA Board Member and former President, MaryEllen Elia was recently named the Florida Superintendent of the Year. She is the Superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Florida. Learn more

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Lessons Learned

Read the latest blog post from our National Teacher of the Year, Ron Hustvedt, Jr. as he shares his lessons learned from the classroom. Ron will post new articles every month and will also share stories about your programs. 

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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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2015 Policy Training Conference

Promoting Opportunity and Excellence

The Liaison Capitol Hill
Washington, DC
February 4-6, 2015 

Learn how you can play an important part in the policy making process and be an influential voice for your magnet schools at Magnet Schools of America's 2015 Policy Training Conference, February 4-6. Hear from leading education experts and political insiders who will help you understand the issues that your school or district must pay close attention to in a new political landscape emerging after the midterm elections. 

Keynote: Donna Brazile, CNN Political Commentator will dissect the results of the midterm elections and decipher its policy ramifications for educators. She will also analyze the power vacuum that will be created by a newly elected Congress and the political jockeying that will happen prior to the 2016 presidential race.

33rd National Conference on
Magnet Schools

Hosted by Wake County Public Schools

The Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, North Carolina
April 22-25, 2015


Success Stories

A.B. Combs Leadership Elementary in Wake County embodies a learning-centered model that strives for leadership development in its students based on Dr. Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It is the only magnet school to have earned the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award twice – first in 2006 and then in 2014. Keep Reading...

Do you know of an inspirational story of a successful magnet program, teacher, student, or leader?

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