The House Appropriations Committee is sending to the House floor education funding that includes a $2M increase in MSAP grants from $107M to $109M. Given other changes in the bill (such as a $40M cut from charter schools), MSA feels fortunate to have an increase at all. The House vote should occur in the next two to three weeks. Timing has not yet been set for Senate deliberations, due to uncertainty with the priority being given to the next round of COVID funding.
The greatest testament to the progress MSA is making with legislators is this language in the Committee's report to the full House:
The evidence base in support of increasing student diversity as a means of school improvement is extensive, which is why the Committee continues to support the Magnet School Assistance program.