2021 Policy Conference | Region II Spotlight: 2020 Award Winners |
RFPs Open for April 2021 Conference | Student Posters | Magnets in the News
Save the Date: 2021 Policy Conference
MSA's Policy Training Conference assists magnet school professionals in understanding the complex federal, state and local policy issues that influence magnet school programs. Guidance from the experts includes:
  • Hard-hitting discussions on legal rights, civil rights.
  • Hear from top Members of Congress and Agency officials.

Save the date and plan to join us virtually February 10-11, 2021!
Region II Spotlight: 2020 Award Winners
Congratulations to our Region II Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year. Over the next few months, we will be highlighting each of our regional winners in e-Choice, so be sure to check them out!
Thurman White Academy of the Performing Arts
Clark County School District
Henderson, Nevada
Teacher of the Year award winner Athena Mertes uses her love of performing and mentoring others to reach her students in different ways at the Thurman White Academy of the Performing Arts.

Read more about Mertes' path to becoming a teacher.
Carrillo Elementary Magnet School
Tucson Unified School District
Tucson, Arizona

As Carrillo principal, Lori Conner facilitated the creation of a magnet program that resulted in full integration and closing the achievement gap for minority students in 2018, sustaining an “A” rating from the Arizona State
Department of Education, two A+ awards, and achieving MSA’s Demonstration level Magnet Certification. Read more about Conner's path to becoming a principal.
Submit Your Speaking Proposal for April 2021 Conference
We are now accepting presentation proposals for the April 2021 Clark County conference. You must submit a new proposal even if you were accepted for the 2020 conference and deferred.

Proposals are being considered for both robust virtual offerings, as well as our traditional in-person presentations. We will only be hosting in-person gatherings if and when safe to do so.

RFPs must be submitted on/before Tuesday, December 15, 2020 for best consideration. Submit your proposal now.
2021 Magnet Student Poster Contest
To celebrate National Magnet Schools Month in February, Magnet Schools of America is sponsoring the 2021 Magnet Student Poster Contest. We encourage all districts to involve their magnet students in this exciting and educational project. MSA is looking forward to receiving many innovative, student-created posters. See the application packet.

As part of the celebration, Magnet Schools of America is sponsoring its 15th Annual National Magnet Schools Poster Contest, and invites entries from elementary, middle and high magnet schools. Plan to enter this exciting and fun student-based project. The deadline to enter is Thursday, January 21, 2021 to be eligible. Submit your entry now.
Magnets in the News
JCPS Could Have New Rules For Magnet Schools By Next Fall
Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) could have new rules for magnet schools as early as next school year, and a new student assignment plan for West End students by the fall of 2022. Read full story.

4 New Language-Centered Magnet Schools Reflect Growing Interest in Global Education
As advances in technology continue to connect all corners of the world, speaking a second language opens the door to understanding and communicating with others in new ways. While being bilingual has fast-become a highly sought-after skill, a recent Pew study found just 20 percent of students in America study a foreign language. Read full story.

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!
Send along to communications@magnet.edu.

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