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On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Magnet Schools of America was notified that a large number of school districts have prohibited travel outside the state due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). With these cancellations, we cannot deliver the MSA conference experience that you have come to expect. Accordingly, we are postponing our annual conference to this fall. I will provide exact dates as soon as they are confirmed.
For those who have paid their registrations, we will apply those registrations to the fall. If you choose to transfer your registration to a different person at any point, please feel free to do so. Likewise, if you prefer to have your registration refunded, we will do so. Please submit these requests/inquiries to email@example.com
For those who reserved rooms at the hotel already, there is no need to cancel right away. The hotel has extended the cancellation cut off by a week to give us time to figure out the next steps.
I truly regret the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this difficult time.
Should you have any other questions regarding MSA’s position on the coronavirus and the 38th National Conference, please contact the Executive Director, Todd Mann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than a thousand magnet school teachers, principals, and administrators from across the country participate in MSA’s annual meeting. It features outstanding keynote speakers and sessions focusing on best practices in curriculum and instruction, technology integration, school leadership, and magnet school design.
Currently, Punam serves as Executive Director of the Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation, a private foundation that exists to advance fundamental change, primarily related to equity, civil rights and conservation. She also operates her own business as a speaker, trainer and writer.
From 2009-2012, she was an officer of NV Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NVE), a vertically-integrated statewide electric utility with 2,700 employees, serving as vice president of people resources and as vice president of employee and community engagement.
She joined NV Energy following 13 years in the gaming industry, most recently serving as an officer and senior vice president, corporate diversity and community affairs, for MGM MIRAGE, now MGM Resorts Int’l (NYSE: MGM).
The organization adopted is Project 150. They provide resources to homeless youth here in Las Vegas and have done amazing things for our schools.
During the conference attendees will have the opportunity to bid on student art work (through an app) revolving around the conference theme “Empower the Future” and all proceeds will go to Project 150.
Project 150 offers FREE support and services to homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students in Southern and Northern Nevada to ensure they have the basic necessities to continue with their education, obtain their high school diploma, and become more successful in life. Project 150 makes weekly deliveries of food, hygiene items, and school essentials to all 63 high schools in Clark County. It is our goal to provide the basic necessities for students to focus on learning and graduation, and assist with options for higher education, career and workforce readiness.
MSA sponsors a national awards program, organizes professional development events, and provides technical assistance. There are approximately 4,340 magnet and theme-based schools in the U.S. that attract new students, provide choice to families, and turn around low-performing schools.
The Clark County School District (CCSD) is the nation’s fifth-largest school district and educates 67 percent of the students in Nevada. Established in 1956, CCSD is the number one choice for families and students. We educate 320,000 students – offering a variety of nationally recognized programs.
Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. The Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada.
CCSD has received hundreds of awards and distinctions from Magnet Schools of America over the past decade. In more recent years, CCSD has been recognized with the following:
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