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MSA Annual Conference
We know many of you are anxious to learn of the rescheduled date. We are working hard on it, and will let you know as soon as we can.

Meanwhile, please stay safe and well.
Legislative Update
Our efforts on the House side continue to grow positively. For the past two years, we have helped steer a letter from Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney, urging the Chair and Ranking Member of the Education Appropriations Subcommittee to provide robust MSAP funding. This letter always coincides with the window in which requests for funding must be received. MSA is pleased that we added eight Members of Congress to our letter, finishing with 45. Democratic signers increased by seven, and Republicans by one. A copy of the letter may be read here.

COVID-19 Briefing for Education Stakeholders
Please join senior officials from the U.S. Department of Education, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Agriculture for a COVID-19 briefing for K-12 education stakeholders. The conference call will take place on Friday, March 20 at 2 p.m. EDT. Please RSVP by using this registration link. The briefing is for education stakeholders only and is not open to the press.
Board Regional Directors
Applications were received from each of Regions II, IV, and VI. Normally, the elections would take place during the breakfast meetings of each region at the conference. Rather than when the conference is rescheduled, we will hold elections now electronically. In order to preserve the spirit of voting at the regional breakfast meetings, the town hall calls and voting will be for those who were registered for the annual conference.
Merit and Certification Awardees
We know that many of you are wondering how we will acknowledge your achievements. Please give us a bit more time. So much will depend on the conference dates.
Magnets in the News
Bernie’s Billion-Dollar Education Plan: Sanders’s Proposal Would Dramatically Expand Magnet Funding to Integrate America’s Racially Isolated Schools. But Will It Work?
By the time two police officers dragged a young Bernie Sanders away from a 1963 protest in Chicago, America’s civil rights movement was in full swing. Read more.
Join the Conversation
Join our MSA Virtual Roundtable for a social meetup at noon EST on Monday, March 23. The topic is Distance Learning. Use #MSAroundtable and #distancelearning to take part in the conversation on Twitter and Facebook. Let's take this time to share and collaborate with other magnet schools on what's working and what's not.

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