Community School District 28

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Community School District 28 is part of the New York City Department of Education, the largest public schools system in the United States, which serves 1.1 million students in over 1,700 schools. District 28 is a dense urban community consisting of housing projects, low-rise apartments, individual homes, multifamily homes, and mixed-use industrial buildings. Located in central Queens, it encompasses the diverse neighborhoods of Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Rego Park, Springfield Gardens, Jamaica, Rochdale, South Ozone Park, and Richmond Hills.

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Date: October 12-14, 2014
Location: Baltimore, MD

Learn how to create, sustain and improve magnet schools. Sessions will also focus on magnet best practices in marketing & recruitment, budget and leadership needs. Learn more

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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.

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Magnet Compass Newsletter Read this issue of The Magnet Compass for principles and strategies that will help you refine your integration policies and ensure that all students are served equitably.
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Upcoming Conference

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MSAP Project Directors Meeting

Organization: Magnet Schools Assistance Program
Location: Washington, DC
Date: October 14-15, 2014

Join us for the annual Magnet Schools Assistance Program Project Directors Meeting. This meeting brings together current and past MSAP grantees, the wider magnet school community, and other school choice and diversity experts. Topics include developing rigorous STEM programs; increasing student achievement; and creating diverse and equitable school choice programs. To register, click here.

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Upcoming Webinar

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Effective Teaching in Early Childhood Education

Organization: Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic
Date: September 18, 2014 3:00-5:00 P.M.

Effective teaching in early childhood has been linked with positive long-term student outcomes. The webinar will focus on the importance of early childhood education and the critical role early childhood teachers play in supporting student success. Learn more
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