Magnet School News Archive

NBCUniversal staff share stories with students at Stamford's Toquam Frank MacEachern

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Tracie Wilson took a break from her job as an NBCUniversal executive to sit down and face an audience of a different sort — a classroom of first-graders who were enthralled by her reading of "A Wolf At The Door." She was part of a g... Read more

May 2, 2016

Rose Park Middle School gets help from Disney to put on musical Alex Hubbard

Rose Park Middle School will put on a musical version of “The Lion King,” thanks to some help from Disney. Fifty students will participate in the musical. There will be two performances held in the school’s auditorium. The magnet middle school downtown received... Read more

May 2, 2016

Heard Magnet students create butterfly and bird garden at their school Jim Cook

Students’ experiences in elementary school often have impacts that last a lifetime, but every once in a while students get to leave their own mark on a school. Members of Heard Magnet School’s Student Government Association got a chance to make a lasting impact... Read more

April 28, 2016

Miami teacher to work with C-SPAN on developing student lessons
Miami Herald Amy Sherman

A Miami high school teacher has won a C-SPAN fellowship for the summer. Judy Gelber, a teacher at I-Preparatory Academy in Miami-Dade, was named one of three recipients of C-SPAN’s 2016 Teacher Fellowship Program. Gelber teaches AP and honors U.S. History and U... Read more

April 28, 2016

Academic Magnet ranked eighth best public high school in the country Live 5 News Web Staff

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Academic Magnet has been ranked eighth in U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 list of the best public high schools in the country, and first in the state. Serving 617 students in grades nine through twelve, all courses offered at th... Read more

April 20, 2016

Holocaust escapee inspires students at Hartford magnet school David Desroches

Ivan Backer narrowly escaped the Holocaust, and for the last 70-plus years, he's been trying to give back. So he spent a cold April morning speaking with students at Hartford's Classical Magnet School about his life, hoping to inspire the next generation of act... Read more

April 18, 2016

Author tells Fountain students an author, illustrator within all of us
The Pueblo Chieftain Jon Pompia

Her books, like “My Big Dog,” “The Little Red Pen” and “The Great Fuzz Frenzy,” are cherished occupants of the Fountain International Magnet School library. On Tuesday, award-winning author and illustrator Janet Stevens spent an afternoon there inspiring and en... Read more

April 13, 2016

Demand for magnet programs is growing in Orange
Orlando Sentinel Annie Martin

A car race in Patrick Reilly's class at Edgewater High School doesn't call for motors, gasoline or checkered flags. Mousetraps, rubber bands, and weight and pulley systems do the trick. The class is part of the Engineering Science Technology magnet program at E... Read more

April 11, 2016

Group champions Hogg Middle School Allen Jones

Because of a local organization's donation of science lab equipment, students in Calvin Mark's science class at James Hogg Middle School get a break from textbook readings and class lectures and dig into fetal pigs to get a better understanding of the inner workings... Read more

April 6, 2016

Bobsled Olympian joins students at the Culinary Arts Academy to discuss dreams Jim Altman

HARTFORD -- At the Culinary Arts Academy, a magnet school in Hartford, there was a taste of winter in the hallways for the beginning of spring -- the Winter Olympics. The students got a visit from one of the original members Jamaican Olympic bobsled team who br... Read more

April 1, 2016
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