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Register Now for Popcorn to Pathways: October 28-30, 2019
Join Magnet Schools of America, Albuquerque Public Schools and your fellow magnet school colleagues in Albuquerque, NM for the 2019 Technical Assistance & Training Conference - happening October 28-30, 2019.

This year's conference will dive deep into the the challenges of implementing a new magnet pathway including discussions on equity, leadership and culture, and professional development.

Which sessions are right for you?
  • It is Never Too Soon to begin preparing for the next MSAP grant application. A panel of district personnel will lead you through the steps you need to be preparing now, not next year.

  • Before you hit the Submit Button of your Merit Application, make sure you benefit from some of the best merit award application writers in the MSA world. Draft up your submission, but hang onto it to hear this.

  • The Certification Readiness Lab will give you the perfect opportunity to stimulate the activity you need to get you in shape for magnet’s greatest achievement. 
Get Certified Today!
Attention all Magnet School leaders: The application deadline for National Certification is fast approaching.

Don't miss the opportunity to achieve the highest level of recognition for magnet schools nationwide. Apply before August 30, 2019.

Do you have questions about National Certification?  Watch this  informational webinar  to see if your school is ready to be certified, read our FAQs or  contact  the National Institute for Magnet School Leadership (NIMSL) with questions. 
Become Nationally Certified and Proudly Display Your Seal!
Call for Annual Conference Presentations
MSA 2020 Clark County is looking for presentations and panel discussions. Attendees are seeking presentations on district leadership and support as well as sessions on elevating established magnets to name a few.  

Early submission deadline this year is October 8, 2019. Don't sit in the back seat, take charge and start today!

Click here to complete your online submission.
Attention Merit Award Winners
Are you a MSA Merit School of Excellence or School of Distinction? What better way to start the new school year than with a banner or two hanging outside or within your building. Show the community how much you have accomplished this past year and years prior. Complete a banner order form today!
MSA Highlights
The MSA team continues to be hard at work over the summer break. Below are a few highlights on what we're focused on:

  • MSA is very active on the Senate side to adopt the $18 million increase in MSAP funding that passed the House. If passed, this will increase the federal funding level to $125 million for FY20 which – based on records to date – would be the largest single-year increase for the grant program in more than a decade. Now is the perfect time to ask your Senator to support this funding. Read this alert to learn more.

  • Also through our work on the Hill, we have been working with the National Coalition for School Diversity to address a decades-old law. This hold-over from an earlier era prohibited schools from using federal funds for transportation purposes. When Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) passed a few years ago, Congress approved an exception for MSAP recipients (2016 grantees and later). However, we are learning that these grantees are still faced with the inability to access federal funds when the grant ends. MSA is working to eliminate the prohibition entirely, so that any school – magnet or otherwise – can access federal funds for transportation.

  • Last, we've begun our strategic planning process with a focus on goals and activities to guide us for the next three years.

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