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Study finds students at charters and magnets have made ‘Meaningful gains'
The Heartland Institute Bruce Edward Walker

A newly released study by the Connecticut State Department of Education finds “meaningful gains” in two groupings of inner-city students attending the state’s public charter and magnet schools. Data collected from 2010–12 revealed magnet and charter school students i... Read more

July 1, 2015

Learning about courtroom proceedings
Sun Sentinel Jennifer Shapiro-Sacks

Ohanna Kreza-Rodriguez got to see a judge hand down a sentence and an FBI agent give testimony. The 16-year-old junior at Fort Lauderdale High School's pre-law and public affairs magnet program did so during Law Day in Fort Lauderdale, along with about 40 other stude... Read more

July 1, 2015

American Indian students learn about STEM at the Science Museum of Minnesota
Star Tribune Beatrice Dupuy

Eleven-year-old Patricia Stone aspires to be an astronaut one day. On Tuesday, she took a step toward that dream when she launched a balloon rocket at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul. Stone was among 60 other American Indian students gathered to listen ... Read more

June 30, 2015

Maritime aquarium bestows seal of approval awards on duo
The Norwalk Daily Voice Robert Berczuk

NORWALK, Conn. – Sandy Bria, of GE Capital, and John Reynolds, principal of Jefferson Science Magnet School, were the recipients of the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s 2015 Seal of Approval Awards, according to a press release. Brian Davis, president of the aqua... Read more

June 26, 2015

Philly School District extends successful STEM program to middle years Laura Benshoff

STEM, the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math, is a big buzzword in education. It's also a main selling point for the expansion of one of the School District of Philadelphia's elite magnet schools, George Washington Carver High School of Engineeri... Read more

June 25, 2015

25 graduate from Bloomfield's Global Experience Magnet School Rachel Lombardi

Twenty-five graduates of the Global Experience Magnet School in Bloomfield gathered Monday to get their diplomas, share memories and hope for their future success. Superintendent James Thompson Jr. told the audience in the auditorium of Goodwin College in East Hart... Read more

June 22, 2015

For southern Dallas’ Barack Obama Academy, a perfect graduation rate and lifetime bonds
The Dallas Morning News Matthew Haag

It takes just a few seconds for Principal Nakia Douglas to rattle off the names of this year’s graduates from the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy. Kendell, Jack, Mahteme, Joel, Miguel, Mario, David, Timothy, Dariet, Robert, Bryce and Andrew. Douglas has mem... Read more

June 20, 2015

Crown Point Junior Music Academy in Pacific Beach earns national award Dave Schwab

Crown Point Junior Music Academy recently earned the SupportMusic Merit Award from The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation. That should come as no surprise to those familiar with the Pacific Beach neighborhood music magnet school, which is working it... Read more

June 18, 2015

Parkland High’s Mandela Society takes on racial issues Todd Luck

Parkland Magnet High School’s Mandela Society is teaching students to talk about the difficult topic of race. The club originated when student Nonnie Egbuna wanted to start a club to focus on race and social issues after the events in Ferguson, Missouri, where resi... Read more

June 18, 2015

Taking a lesson from developing world, Chicago high school teaches cattle farming Sarah McColl

Here’s an image you might not expect: Imagine a group of agricultural heavyweights from Nebraska on the far South Side of Chicago. In starched jeans and boots, they’re visiting a 72-acre agricultural operation with a 40-acre farm, aquaponics outfit, and farm stand, al... Read more

June 17, 2015
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