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MSAP Deadline Extended!
The Department of Education has extended the due date for applications for the grant to June 30. Please click here for more information. MSA is pleased that its letter to the Department requesting an extension bore fruit.
Congratulations, Graduates
It's no surprise that graduations are looking different this year because of COVID-19. Some schools are holding virtual graduations, while others are doing drive-by graduations.

Whatever your school and district have decided, it's important to acknowledge this important step in our students' lives. Magnet Schools of America wants to help you celebrate all your students' successes. We have created some social media graphics and frames to use on your social media. In addition, if you need our MSA logo or certification seal to add to your materials, feel free to download them. See all the graphics and logos.
MSA Virtual Roundtables
In an effort to keep members connected to each other, and to learn at the same time, MSA has been holding Virtual Roundtable sessions.At 1 p.m. ET today, we have an incredible session, titled The Unintended Consequences of the Pandemic on Admissions Criteria for Magnet Schools.

Register for today's Roundtable. You won’t want to miss this.
MSA Certification
Didn't get a chance to attend the Certification informational webinar yesterday? No problem, you can view the on-demand version here. You can also see the presentation here.

We are still accepting applications for the next cohort and we want YOUR school to be a part of this worthwhile journey! Cohort VI will onboard in August 2020, and have until June 25, 2021, to work on the process. We have extended the payment due date to September 30, 2020, in response to all that has occurred nationwide. Now is the time to allow your school to join over 150 schools nationwide that possess the status of a Nationally Certified School.

Don't wait any longer -- apply today!
Save the Date: Fall Technical Assistance Conference
The Fall Technical Assistance Conference will be going virtual for 2020! Save the dates: Oct. 14-16, 2020. Stay tuned, more details will be coming soon.
Mental Health Awareness Month
The COVID-19 pandemic has been very stressful for many people -- children and adults alike. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and there are many resources available to help you and your students cope and feel like part of a community. Here is a list of some of the many resources available:
Magnets in the News
Building bridges: New nationwide school integration initiative to bring together districts, charters, housing experts
Stefan Lallinger had just finished teaching a lesson that traced the fight for civil rights and school integration in the U.S. when a student in his New Orleans classroom posed a question: “So, why do no white kids go to our school?”

MSA is collecting stories about how schools and districts
are dealing with the changes due to the virus.
Please share yours, and then we will be sharing them all!
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