Galveston Independent School District

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Scott Collegiate Academy students use a microscope

Galveston Independent School District currently serves 6,922 students in Pre-K through 12th grades. The district serves 71 percent economically disadvantaged students, 34 percent at-risk students, and 16 percent English language learners. Forty-six percent of the students are Hispanic, 24 percent are African American, and 27 percent are White. Through Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) funding, the district was able to implement six new magnet programs at three different campuses. The campuses include Ball High School, Scott Collegiate Academy, and Weis Media Arts and Technology Preparatory Academy.

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Policy Training Conference

Organization: Magnet Schools Of America
Location: Washington, DC
Date: February 4-6, 2015

At the Policy Training Conference you will learn how you can play an important part in the policy making process and be an influential voice for magnet schools. It will be held just blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC at the Liaison Hotel. During the conference you will hear from leading education experts and political insiders who will help you understand the issues that your school or district must pay close attention to... Learn more

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Designing Smart Education Networks: IT Infrastructure that Supports Digital Learning

Organization: Consortium for School Networking
Date: February 15, 2015

Advances in technology make it possible for students to experience personalized learning anytime and anywhere. But this can only take place if our school systems have well designed networks that support the increasing demands of student devices and 24/7/365 access and that remain current in the face of rapidly evolving technologies. How do we design education networks that are ... Learn More
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