Most Americans Favor Magnet Schools
by Justin McCarthy, Gallup

Gallup asked Americans whether they favor or oppose each of four proposals to reduce segregation in U.S. schools.

Most popular among the proposals is the creation of magnet schools, which about four in five Americans (79%) favor.  ( Read more )
See You in Albuquerque!
In just a little over a month, Magnet Schools of America will travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the 2019 Technical Assistance & Training Conference - happening October 28-30, 2019.

Join Albuquerque Public Schools and your fellow magnet school colleagues to dive deep into the the challenges of implementing a new magnet pathway including discussions on equity, leadership and culture, and professional development.

Session highlights are landing in your inbox each week - from our Merit Awards panel to our MSAP experts. Stay tuned next week to learn more about a special Leadership Panel that will help you learn how to rise to the top!

Book your hotel soon! The group block closes on October 4 and rooms are filling up.
MSAP Funding Update
 The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education has reported out a bill that keeps MSAP funding level to this year — at $107 million. What we’re hearing through our visits on the Hill is that the Senate steered all increases for education to fund the wall. We will continue monitoring how the Senate and the House will handle compromise language. This will be happening before it comes to the Senate floor. Please keep an eye out for MSA Member alerts as we may need all hands on deck to reach out to your Members of Congress.
Webinar: How to Prepare a Successful Merit Application
This information session will provide tips and tricks on making sure you start off on the right path for the 2019-2020 Merit Award Application. Make sure to register even if you aren't able to attend virtually. The webinar will be recorded and shared with those registered.

If you have any questions you would like addressed, please email them to by end of day Friday, September 20, 2019. 

September 24, 2019 @ 1pm ET

 Click here to register for the webinar today.
Reminder: Call for #MSA2020 Presentation Submissions
Start thinking about your presentation or panel ideas for #MSA2020!

Clark County is looking for submissions focused 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.

 Click here to complete your online submission.
Membership Dues
Have you submitted your 2 019-2020 MSA Member membership dues yet? Don't forget to pay before September 30, 2019 in order to be eligible for MSA's merit awards programs.

Membership benefits include:
  • Discounts on conferences
  • Participation in awards programs
  • Discounts on specialized technical expertise
  • Magnet certification
  • Discounts on educational programs/software
  • Representation on Capitol Hill
  • Professional development webinars

Don't miss out! Become an MSA Member today!
MSA In the News
‘A decade of work’
By Shelby Perea, Albuquerque Journal

Hanging on the media building at Coronado Elementary School is a prominent navy and gold emblem – clearly marking a distinction of some kind.

It hangs proudly above the sports court as kids play, catching a passerby’s eyes and representing a decade’s worth of work.

That emblem is the Magnet Schools of America national certification seal.

As principal Nathaniel Kuster notes, it’s a source of pride for the Coronado Caballeros, especially because Coronado was the first school in the state to get the certification, according to Albuquerque Public Schools.
Leticia Cuevas, a Coronado Elementary kindergarten teacher, conducts a lesson recently for her students. The Downtown magnet school, which has just achieved national certification, focuses on bilingual education. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)
The recognition is billed as a way to honor “the best of the best.” ( Read more )

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