Magnets in the News
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...
Meet PEOPLE magazine's 2013 Teachers of the Year
For the past 17 years, Almquist has been Tucson Magnet's drama teacher. He has built a cutting-edge theater program rarely seen on the high school level...
Wiley hopes magnet school path will lead it back to greater student achievement
Gaillard is leading the struggling school as it transitions into a magnet school under a STEAM theme, which emphasizes science, technology, and innovative...
First satellite built by high school students launches into space
The launch, according to The Washington Post, was visible across the eastern seaboard after its seven-year development with the work of more than 50 students from the magnet school...
Cone named principal of the year by school system
Cone, principal at Paisley IB Magnet School, will tell you all about his outstanding students, the projects they've completed and the places they've gone on to...
CREC Aerospace School Launch a Success
Her older son attends the CREC International Magnet School in East Hartford. She drives to Rocky Hill every day to drop off Rajon. "It is worth it," she said...
Technical Career Magnet School Opens Doors for Students in Energy Industry
The energy industry holds some of the most lucrative and secure careers in the country, but industry experts in Georgia foresee a problem...
Minneapolis Indian Education Program Faces Challenges of Poverty
An example of these hurdles comes from Anishinabe Academy, the district's city-wide Native American magnet school: more than 30 percent of the students at...
First African-American High School Hopes New Building Will Raise Graduation Rates
The end of segregation in 1954 also impacted Dunbar, turning it from a magnet school that could pick and choose its students to a neighborhood school that...
Magnet School Parents Seek to Protect Programs
A federal court order aimed to level the playing field in Tucson's largest school district could knock out some successful...
Coalition on School Diversity Criticizes Education Department for Failing to Prioritize School Integration
A national group of scholars and civil rights advocates is sharply criticizing the US Department of Education for failing to include "school diversity"...
State initiative growing technology in classrooms
Keenan Johnson, a sophomore at Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School, watches a video on his smartphone about ancient Greece for an assignment during a World History Class...
Goodwin College Opens New Early Childhood Magnet School
With some special guests from throughout the state and a good buddy from Sesame Street, Goodwin College cut the ribbon on its newest educational endeavor...
Mandarin and Spanish for kindergartners
Kindergartners at the magnet school receive daily language instruction in Mandarin or Spanish with the goal of having a conversational understanding of the...
Hartford 'Sheff' Students Outperform Those In City Schools
Failing that, the state could satisfy the Sheff terms if 80 percent of Hartford students attend a school of their choice, a calculation that considers magnet school...
Rockdale school system renews bid for Race to the Top funds
The RCPS grant proposal calls for development of more specialty options, such as Rockdale Career Academy and the Rockdale Magnet School for Science and...
First magnet school Frank Porter Graham becomes bilingual
While giving directions in Spanish, Frank Porter Graham elementary second-grade teacher Gabriella Segura hands over a cellphone/camera to Ashley...
City offers region's residents chance to help plan magnet school
The public school system is asking parents, students and the community from New London and surrounding towns to help determine the fourth...
Arkansas's Top Elementary Schools
Park Magnet School in the Hot Springs School District is the top-ranked school. Don Roberts and Forest Park Elementary schools in Little Rock are ranked fifth...
Miami Superintendent touts enhanced offering for new school year
Miami-Dade County Public Schools announced it will open 42 new choice/magnet program offerings in 38 schools with strands such as Cambridge, Science, Mathematics, Legal Studies, Information Technology, and the Arts.
School expert argues for continuation of magnets, transfer programs, but focused on economic integration, not race in Little Rock
Kahlenberg concludes that U.S. Supreme Court rulings indicate that the day is coming when programs can no longer be sustained solely on the ground that they promote racial integration.
Middle-school students work with Wake Forest researchers on solar project
The students are enrolled in Hanes Magnet School's weeklong Power Up! Summer Camp, a partnership between the school and Wake Forest University's Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials.
New London Student Sworn In As Student Representative to State Board of Education
Clayton Potter, a senior at the Science and Technology Magnet High School, was sworn in Monday as a student representative on the state Board of Education. He is the first New London student to serve as a representative...
Ground broken for new Elias Brookings Museum Magnet School in Springfield, 2 years after tornado
Two years after a devastating tornado, local and state officials, parents, staff and students celebrated the start of a project to build a new, $27.9 million Elias Brookings Museum Magnet School on Walnut Street, a short distance from the original, wrecked building.
Lake Hills Elementary STEM Magnet School Selected to Participate in National Elementary STEM Pilot Program
Lake Hills STEM Magnet Elementary School is proud to announce its selection as one of just 44 schools in the United States invited to pilot the newest science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program for students in grades K-5.
Court action raises question about magnet school admissions
The lifting of a 40-year-old desegregation order has raised the question of whether changes will have to be made to the admissions process for Richmond County's magnet schools.
Old classrooms were renovated into video and editing suites. Another room has been turned into television studio, complete with green screen and two swivel chairs behind a desk. The School for Creative Studies is the newest magnet school in Durham and it is offering students the chance to work hands on in various forms of digital media.
Barbara Morgan STEM Academy will invite students on a path of discovery
As Idaho astronaut Barbara Morgan and educators made plans for the opening celebration at the new Meridian school that will bear her name, Morgan had two requirements: Involve kids in a project that teaches them something, and minimize her role as an advice-intoning talking head.
Kittredge Magnet science teachers take a terrific ride
Two Kittredge Magnet School for High Achievers science teachers went off into the simulated wild blue yonder in June as participants in the Honeywell Educators Space Academy program at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (USSRC) in Huntsville, Ala.
Court action raises question about magnet school admissions
A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School Principal Lamonica Lewis said her school receives more black applicants than white, and her enrollment reflects that. A.R. Johnson has certain academic and standardized testing requirements ...
Students Describe What Should Be Included In The Next JCPS (KY) Magnet School
This week, a group of Jefferson County Public Schools students presented to the school board what they would include in the next JCPS magnet school. Slides from the presentation are at the bottom of this story. Among the ideas were smaller class...
HISD Continues Academic Excellence With New Magnet Schools
In their continuous efforts to provide students with educational tools and principles ensuring their success as productive global citizens, the Houston Independent School District has announced two new magnet schools.
Springfield (MA) Renaissance School celebrates graduation of 97 seniors
For the fourth consecutive year, the entire senior class at the Carew Street Magnet School has been accepted into college, one of the top priorities set by the school.
McDonogh 35 School should return to magnet status, New Orleans legislators say
Bishop and Brossett's resolution states: "The magnet tradition of academic excellence at McDonogh 35 is long-standing and a fundamental part of the fabric of the school, and it is vital that this tradition not be lost."
Pittsburgh's magnet schools boast high grad rates
While many across the nation decry the growing number of African-American students dropping out of high school, the Pittsburgh Public School District is seeing an overwhelming number of Black students graduating from its magnet schools.
Eagan's (MN) Glacier Hills Elementary School's new tech tools mix art, science
Glacier Hills Elementary School is taking hands-on learning to the next level. In September, the Eagan science magnet school will open a new laboratory that combines the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.
How Are Burlington's (VT) Magnet Schools Doing Five Years In?
Ten years ago, Burlington education officials were considering shutting down H.O. Wheeler and Lawrence Barnes, the Old North End's two elementary schools. Both were failing, demoralized institutions with declining enrollments and the lowest test scores among the city's six primary schools.
Defining STEAM at Bracken Academy
What do you get when you add an “A” to STEM? You get an artistic and creative look at science, technology, engineering and math while creating an environment where students thrive. Walter Bracken STEAM Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada is an incredible example of what can happen when you add art to STEM.
Hanes Earns Recognition as Top Magnet School in Nation
Several Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools administrators returned to town Wednesday with bragging rights and a national title, after Hanes Magnet School was named the top magnet school in the country at the national conference of the nonprofit Magnet Schools of America.