Houston Independent School District
Energy Institute High School students collaborate on a project using a touchscreen table funded through the MSAP Grant
The Houston Independent School District (HISD), within the larger Houston metropolitan area, serves more than 212,000 students in more than 280 schools. The seventh largest school district in the United States, HISD has twice won The Broad Prize for Urban Education. Approximately one in three students in HISD attends a school other than the one to which they are zoned.
HISD received a Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) grant in 2013 for its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Innovation for the 21st Century project. The grant funds four high schools and two middle schools...
What Happens When Schools Become Magnet Schools? A Longitudinal Study of Diversity and Achievement
We are pleased to announce that American Institutes for Research has released the magnet report. This report presents results of a descriptive study of 21 MSAP-supported elementary schools. The study collected data on these schools for several years to see how their student enrollment and academic achievement changed over time.
A PDF of the report is available now:
Magnet Schools Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center
Welcome! The Magnet Schools Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center (MSAP
Center) supports the U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement as it provides students with equity and choice in public school education through the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP).
The MSAP Center is a technical assistance resource for MSAP grantees and the greater magnet school community. It offers tools, information, and strategies to assist in planning, implementing, and revising magnet school programs. The MSAP Center’s resources and tailored support services focus on diversity, academic excellence, and equity.
Please browse our resources page to find articles, tool kits, and newsletters about best practices and innovative approaches.
The Quarterly Newsletter
Read this issue of The Magnet Compass for strategies and principles that will help you gain buy-in that will lead to successful program implementation. Learn more
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STATS-DC Data Conference, "Strong Uses for Strong Data"
Organization: National Center for Education Statistics
Location: Washington, DC
Date: July 8-10, 2015
The 2015 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference is an opportunity for professional networking, updates on federal and national activities affecting data collection and reporting, and information about the best new approaches in collecting, reporting, and using education statistics. The conference will include training and business meetings for state Common Core of Data (CCD) and EDFacts data coordinators. There will also be information about changes in how the U.S. Department of Education collects and uses data. Learn more
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Ensuring Civil Rights in Education: Planning for Alternatives to Zero Tolerance PoliciesOrganization:
Great Lakes Equity CenterDate:
August 25, 2015
In the final installment of this webinar series on ensuring civil rights in education. Participants will: critically examine the consequences of zero tolerance policies in schools; learn about more equitable alternatives to zero tolerance policies; and better understand how to implement culturally responsive policies and practices. Learn more
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