Category Archives: Parental Options and Information

Importance of District-Wide Reform is Focus of Annual Magnet Schools Meeting

On Dec. 5 and 6, the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) team hosted the MSAP Project Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C. Each year, this two-day conference brings together more than 200 members of the MSAP community, including project directors, project … Continue reading

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New OII Grants to Increase Access to High-Quality Schools, Effectiveness of School Leadership, and Role of Arts Education Nationwide

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan this week announced nearly $105 million in Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) grants that will help to ensure high-quality leadership in high-need schools, develop model arts education efforts nationwide, and increase public school choices … Continue reading

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Secretary Duncan Announces Seventeen 2012 Promise Neighborhoods Winners in School Safety Address

(December 21, 2012) U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced 17 winners of the 2012 Promise Neighborhoods $60 million grant fund during a school safety speech at Neval Thomas Elementary School in Washington, D.C. “Children must be safe, healthy, and … Continue reading

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Feature: A Conversation with Dr. Karen Mapp, Consultant on Family Engagement

Like other areas of education innovation, there are no silver bullets when it comes to pressing questions of how best to engage parents and families, particularly in high-need schools, in order to raise student achievement. But there are informative studies … Continue reading

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Community Schools: A National Discussion on Academic, Health and Social Supports for Students and Families

Schools do not operate in total isolation from the communities in which they are located. Recognizing this, the Department of Education in conjunction with the Coalition for Community Schools held a national policy discussion in February to share the experiences of Community schools. … Continue reading

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New Technical Assistance Center Offers Magnet Schools Opportunities to Grow and Connect

Since 1984, the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) has supported the development of magnet schools in order for communities to increase educational opportunities that promote diversity, academic excellence, and equity, and build a community of practice. Tweet

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