Magnet School News Archive

East metro magnet school receives donation for new library furniture
5 Eyewitness News

Students at an east metro magnet school will now have new library furniture thanks to a donation from a nonprofit. Employees with Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates presented a $6,730 check to Moreland Arts and Health Sciences Magnet School on Fr... Read more

December 02, 2016

How low-income Tucson schools find high-performing success Yoohyun Jung

It’s no secret that schools in lower-income communities face additional challenges and tend to struggle more, but a new data analysis shows that some schools in the state, including some in the Tucson area, are beating the odds. The average graduation rates at more t... Read more

December 01, 2016

Students send experiment to 'near space' with record-holding pilot
KETV 7 OMAHA Laurann Robinson

Students at McMillan Magnet School stepped out of the classroom and into an experiment they'll likely never forget. "Hopefully, when it comes back down, we will be able to see if there was any change in the strength of the magnet," said Owen, a McMillan stu... Read more

November 28, 2016

Western Heights magnet program gives kids chance to shine Julie E. Greene

Sixth-grader Carter Waters was suspended in an upside down split a few feet above the dance classroom floor at Western Heights Middle School. Blue aerial silks hanging from the classroom ceiling supported the top of her thighs as she spun around and changed her leg p... Read more

November 20, 2016

SAS launches new coding app at Wake County elementary school
The News & Observer Madison Iszler

Their brows furrowed, Stough Elementary School students on Tuesday hunched over tape measures and iPads as they mapped out obstacle-course routes for robots. Each team of several students lined up a list of commands – “turn left,” “move forward” – and measured the di... Read more

November 15, 2016

Making the grade: Magnet school for high achievers ‘well-kept secret’ H.M. Cauley

The list of honors awarded the Wadsworth Magnet School is extensive: top scores on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, a College and Career Ready Performance Index score that exceeds BLANK, ranking in the top one percent of schools in the state, Blue Ribbon Sch... Read more

November 15, 2016

NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson announces $100,000 grant to Northwest School of the Arts
The Charlotte Observer Joe Marusak

NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson’s charitable foundation is giving $100,000 to Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte to build an outdoor health and fitness trail. The six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion and his wife, Chandra, announced the Champions Grant at the NASC... Read more

November 09, 2016

Brentwood Elementary/Science Magnet Turns 100

Brentwood Elementary/Science Magnet School held a gala 100th Birthday celebration on Oct 22. More than 75 former teachers, parents and students met at the Brentwood Youth House on Gretna Green Way, where they viewed memorabilia, played old-fashioned games including j... Read more

November 09, 2016

Four New Haven schools receive magnet school grant
Yale News Sara Tabin

Four New Haven schools will receive $11.7 million in federal grant money over the next three years, thus designating the K-8 schools as magnet schools. Bishop Woods School, John S. Martinez School and West Rock Author’s Academy will direct the funds toward STEM educa... Read more

November 2, 2016

Combee Elementary 'finally' getting what it needs in state-approved turnaround plan
The Ledger Madison Fantozzi

Chasady Bold's kindergartner is the third generation in her family to attend Combee Elementary School. "I hesitated putting my daughter in here at first, but this school is what we know," Bold said Friday after a State of the School meeting about Combee's t... Read more

October 30, 2016
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