Los Angeles Unified
Westside Global Awareness Magnet students cultivate crops in their 166-foot garden.
Since 1977, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has been in the forefront of offering unique and exciting educational choices to the diverse residents of the second largest school district in the country. More than 660,000 students attend 1,200 schools, of which 179 are magnets. LAUSD prepares every student for college and career in a safe and caring learning environment.
The Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) grant supports the significant revision of three existing magnet schools and the creation of one new magnet school. Teachers receive 60 hours of professional development in systemic reforms and magnet theme development to provide an innovative academic program...
2010 MSAP grantees get together with one another to talk about magnet topics...
Theme Integration Courses
2010 MSAP grantees can use these online courses to support schoolwide work... Learn more
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 the April 2013 issue of The Magnet Compass for concepts and best practices to raise the cultural responsiveness of magnet school staffs, families, and other stakeholders that you can use to enhance authentic student learning experiences and improve academic achievement outcomes.
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National Conference on Student Assessment: Building Bridges, Making Transitions
Organization: Council of Chief State School Officers
Location: Washington, DC
Date: June 19-22, 2013
This is the major forum for assessment practitioners to discuss what is happening in the world of educational assessment at the state and federal levels. In addition to staff from district, state, and federal agencies, participants represent test publishers, educational consulting companies, university faculty, and other education related organizations. Topic strands: balancing new assessment systems within a state; evaluating and supporting educators; implementing state and federal programs and policy; improving data analysis, use, and reporting; transitioning accountability systems; transitioning assessment systems; transitioning curriculum and instruction; and transitioning special populations. Learn more
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Reinventing Principal EvaluationOrganization:
May 29, 2013 3:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern
Evaluating principals has become a hot topic as districts around the country have begun formally tying the evaluation of school leaders to their students’ academic growth. Hawaii and Chicago are among the early adopters: Both districts are finishing their first year using new principal evaluation systems. Listen to district leaders in Chicago and Hawaii discuss their new principal evaluation systems, how they've been implemented and received, and what lessons they've learned along the way. Learn more
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