San Diego Unified School District

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Valencia Park STEAM Magnet School students observe snails in their group’s terrarium

San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), California’s second largest district, covers 208 square miles and has 226 educational facilities that serve more than 132,000 students in preschool through 12th grade. The SDUSD student population is extremely diverse, representing more than 15 ethnic groups and speaking more than 60 languages.

SDUSD strives to ensure that all students graduate with the skills, motivation, curiosity, and resilience to succeed in their choice of college and career. With this in mind, SDUSD offers a range of magnet programs that offer K-12 pathways...

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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 to help merge your magnet and turnaround plans using principles and strategies for planning and implementing school turnaround in the magnet structure.
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AERA 2015 Annual Meeting: Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis

Organization: American Educational Research Association
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: April 20, 2015

The 2015 AERA Annual Meeting theme is a call to examine the meaning of culture, language, and heritage in education research and praxis with the aim of advancing justice. We have the opportunity and the moral obligation to apply principles and evidence from social science research and theorizing to the problems of injustice. How do various communities conceptualize justice, including the many scholarly communities within our association? Learn more

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Bringing Technology Alive in the Middle Level

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: April 22, 2015

Join AMLE and Dedra Stafford as we take a look at how we can integrate technology in powerful and empowering ways in the middle level. Bring your techno-questions and get great techno-answers. Learn more
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