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LEARN, located in Old Lyme, Connecticut, is the local regional educational service center for southeastern Connecticut that provides comprehensive regional training and education services to individuals and organizations. LEARN serves nearly 53,000 students in 24 school districts along Connecticut’s southeast shore, including the cities of Hartford, New London, Windham, and Norwich. The region is characterized by wide racial diversity, significant minority group isolation, and large student achievement gaps.

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MSAP grantees get together with one another to talk about magnet topics. 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.

The Quarterly Newsletter

Magnet Compass Newsletter Read this issue of The Magnet Compass for useful student retention principles and strategies, including lessons and tips for engaging students and preventing student dropout.
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Upcoming Conference

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Dismantling Fronteras through Multicultural Education: Con Comunidad, Cariño y Coraje

Organization: National Association for Multicultural Education
Location: Tucson, AZ
Date: November 4-9, 2014

We invite you (students, parents, educators, scholars, and community activists) to participate in the 2014 conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education in Tucson, Arizona, where we will seek ways in which a critical, social justice oriented multicultural education can serve as a tool... Learn more

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Upcoming Webinar

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Pathways to Teaching

Organization: Rel Mid-Atlantic
Date: November 11, 2014 3:00-400 PM EASTERN

What is the best way to become a teacher? Do some pathways produce more effective teachers or teachers who are more likely to stay in the profession? Join us to explore these questions. Share your experiences in teacher training, with a critical eye toward alternative routes into... Learn more
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