Magnets in the News

Performance, standards of 'traditional' magnet schools in N.Va. prove alluring to parents  

Arlington County has magnet schools for Spanish immersion; science and math; Montessori; and hands-on, nature-based learning. Another popular option is harder to describe: Arlington Traditional School.     

Tech Projects That Support Big Ideas

Jennifer Anderson, iPad U teacher at Heritage E-STEM Magnet School, helps her students become content producers whose learning reaches beyond the classroom.

Duval Superintendent Nikolai Vitti wants open enrollment for all public schools

Parents in Duval County may soon be able to freely pick their child's public school for the next school year, regardless of neighborhood or school feeder pattern...

Georgia Tech engineering dean, students visit Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School

Up, down and all around - the expertise of engineers is most everywhere you look. A Super Soaker water gun, a snowboard, and Slip 'N Slide were all designed by engineers, Georgia Tech College of Engineering...  

New public school to offer local kids a global outlook

Tony Gerlicz - sporting a tie with images of children from around the world - spoke with parents and students about Santa Fe Public Schools' first International Baccalaureate school, set to open in August.

New London Home to Magnet School Teacher of the Year

Janet Farquhar stands out among her peers throughout New England, New York and New Jersey, and she now has a chance at being named the national magnet school teacher of the year. 

UA program offers local enrichment courses

A mother of two students who attend the magnet school, said she has seen the joy the program brings her children, who have taken subjects...

Magnet Elementary School Sets Bar for Journalism, Technology Students

While many students aspire to be journalists, photographers or computer techs, they sometimes lack the proper equipment to learn. But one school in MISD is setting the bar for hands-on learning.

Beverlye Magnet School Participate In "Shark Tank" Type Program

Students at one wiregrass school got a chance to see what is like to start their own non-profit organization. Eighth graders at Beverlye Magnet School...

Magnet Schools Find a Renewed Embrace in Cities

The number of children in Miami-Dade County attending magnet programs — which admit students from anywhere in the district and focus on themes like art, law or technology — has grown by 35 percent in the past four years.

Dutch Fork Elementary Receives $15K in Donations

The Irmo-Chapin Recreation Commission donated nearly $15,000 in environmental based curriculum and equipment to Dutch Fork Elementary. The school used the equipment in their new magnet program.

Brooklyn Junior High goes full STEAM this year

Brooklyn Junior High’s STEM program is expanding this year and adding a focus on the arts.

Magnet schools promote diversity, opportunity, equity, achievement

An early form of school choice, magnets are public schools that usually offer a powerful combination of theme-based instruction or curricula... 

State Education Superintendent Dr. Mick Zais visits District Five schools

"It's critical that we're able to tailor education to the needs and aspirations of every student. Every student is different." Zais said.

Successful magnet programs show potential

The magnet school with a focus on engineering and technology had some of the district's most advanced classroom technologies and capable...

PS 307 Gets $1.8M Federal Grant to Add Pre-K Seats and Science 

Big changes are in the works for Vinegar Hill's P.S. 307. The public elementary school was awarded a federal Magnet School Assistance Program (MSAP) grant at the beginning of the school year.

Gov. Patrick visits Worcester, announces $590K in state Innovation School grants

Gov. Deval Patrick visited a dual-language kindergarten classroom at Worcester's Chandler Magnet School. While there, the governor announced nearly $590,000 in state grants for Innovation Schools.

3-D Printing Lab Coming to Walt Disney School in Uptown

3-D printing is coming to Walt Disney Magnet School, where officials said the booming technology will teach students cutting-edge skills... 

Three guiding principals help Springfield public high schools soar

They're passionate in their belief that their multi-racial, multi-cultural students - many, who are poor - have the ability to succeed and that the teachers on their staff have the talent and commitment to help the students compete with suburban counterparts.  

Opinion: A county-wide approach to desegregating NJ schools

Could magnet schools be a way for all students to cross district boundaries to get the education they deserve?

On school choice, Georgia is a model

Georgia - specifically Augusta - embraces public magnet schools. These theme-based schools challenge and motivate students by encouraging them to learn all subjects and to focus on specific subjects that interest them.

Lansing schools cope with arts education cuts through magnet programs

Budget cuts may have eliminated elementary classes in arts, music and physical education for Lansing School District students, but that hasn't stopped arts education from still taking place.

Richland Two School District wins Race To The Top grant

The district will receive $5.5 million to allocate to the Clemson Road Child Development Center, Conder Arts Integrated Magnet School, Dent Middle School and Richland Northeast International Baccalaureate High School. 

Board considering another run at tax for Hammond-area magnet programs

The Tangipahoa Parish School Board is considering another push for a property tax to fund Hammond-area magnet programs, but the board's decades-old desegregation lawsuit appears to be delaying any official decisions on the measure. 

Why I camp out for a magnet school

Dylan Mosby and his wife Roury, of North Avondale, began camping at Fairview-Clifton German Language School last week to secure a spot in kindergarten for their children...

Schools recognized for arts programs 

Two Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools have been recognized for having some of the top arts education programs in the state and will receive a John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts School of Excellence in Arts Education Award...

Marine magnet school narrows achievement gap

Minority students at the Marine Science Magnet High School outperformed their classmates in statewide math tests, and the student body as a whole bested the state average...