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Eric Fitts named Wake County’s 2015 Principal of the Year
The News & Observer Staff Reporter

CARY - Eric Fitts was named the Wake County school system’s 2015-16 Principal of the Year on Wednesday and Raleigh Bame was named Assistant Principal of the Year. Fitts has been principal of Brentwood Elementary School in North Raleigh since 2013, during which te... Read more

October 7, 2015

More students leaving Groton this year to attend magnet schools elsewhere
The Day Deborah Straszheim

Groton — More students are leaving Groton Public Schools to attend magnet schools elsewhere, according to the district's Oct. 1 enrollment data, the official date the State Department of Education uses to measure enrollment statewide. Total enrollment in Groton rem... Read more

October 7, 2015

Johns Hill Magnet School students bring culture to campus
The Decaturian Deborah Corr

On Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m., Millikin faculty and students gathered with John Hill Magnet School students and their families in lower RTUC to continue Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations. Molly Berry opened the night with a welcome and introduced the crowd to... Read more

October 6, 2015

Augusta school uses hatchery to teach pupils
The Augusta Chronicle Sean Gruber

The group of Warren Road Elementary School third- and fourth-graders could barely contain their excitement as teacher Lesse Lyles showed them a tray full of pink rainbow trout eggs. The eggs, smaller than a fingernail, drew a variety of responses. Some cooed when t... Read more

October 4, 2015

Montana Magnet raises $64,000 during Learn-A-Thon
Dothan Eagle Jim Cook

Montana Magnet School parents went deep – about 20,000 leagues under the sea dee... Read more

October 2, 2015

Report highlights success of Worcester schools' arts pathway program
Telegram Scott O'Connell

WORCESTER – School officials at Thursday night’s School Committee meeting reported positive results of a recent evaluation of a special arts-based curriculum at three of the district’s schools, but recommended several enhancements to help the programs flourish even mo... Read more

October 1, 2015

Wildlife organization honors Newbury Park magnet school
Ventura County Star Staff Reporter

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. - EARTHS Magnet School in Newbury Park has been named one of the country’s top 10 eco-schools. The National Wildlife Federation cited EARTHS’ outdoor living labs, habitat, recycling and water and energy conservation in its recognition. The wild... Read more

September 30, 2015

Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School named 2015 National Blue Ribbon School
WRDW Staff Reporter

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has recognized Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School as one of the only 335 schools named as National Blue Ribbon School for 2015. The recognition is based on their over academic excellence or their ... Read more

September 29, 2015

Tucson High grad lauded for conservation work
Arizona Daily Star Alexis Huicochea

A Tucson teen has been named a national winner of the 2015 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. Meagan Bethel is being recognized as one of 25 inspiring, public-spirited young people from across North America who make a positive difference to people and the planet... Read more

September 27, 2015

Magnetic attraction: Realizing student potential through specialized curricula
The Huffington Post Carol J. Carter

Nationwide, hundreds of elementary and secondary schools are "accredited with warning" or face serious budgetary concerns, much to the chagrin of teachers, students and parents alike. Parents hoping to move their students out of these failing districts or sc... Read more

September 22, 2015
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