Magnet School News Archive

Educators help Baltimore County students face their fears at 'Early Entry Day'
Towson Times Maya Earls

Starting a new school can be scary and confusing for many students. There are new buses to ride, new lockers and unknown faces in the hallways. Baltimore County Public Schools helped ease a few of those fears Monday, with an "Early Entry Day" that offered in... Read more

August 23, 2016

New magnet school, Kenwood Leadership Academy, opens in Cedar Rapids
The Gazette Molly Duffy

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids school district’s newest magnet school — Kenwood Leadership Academy — opened Tuesday morning for the new school year. The school, formerly Kenwood Elementary, is the district’s second magnet, coming after the Johnson STEAM Academy op... Read more

August 23, 2016

Students flock to Groton magnet schools
The Day D.Straszheim

Groton — Both of Groton's intra-district magnet schools have been inundated with requests for openings, including a new magnet program accepting students for the first time this fall. Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School, which offers a science, technology, engineeri... Read more

August 21, 2016

Santa Fe school students host their own Olympics
KOB-TV Kai Porter

As the Olympics prepare to wrap up in Rio, students at a school in Santa Fe held their own version of the games on Thursday. The rings were raised high above the gym at Aspen Community Magnet School as students held their own version of the Olympic opening ceremo... Read more

August 18, 2016

ECO gives disengaged students ‘a reason to stay in school’
The New Mexican Rebecca Moss

Just down the hill from Santa Fe High School, on a part of its grounds long known as the South Campus, the mechanical humming of wood saws and adolescent voices emanated from new portable classrooms.   A green-and-purple spiral insignia was stamped on every do... Read more

August 18, 2016

New Riverside Magnet principal embraces school’s holistic approach
Journal Inquirer Anthony Branciforte

EAST HARTFORD — The newly renamed Riverside Magnet School at Goodwin College will welcome third-graders and a new principal when the school year begins Aug. 31.   Jasdeep Singh, whose 13-year tenure in West Hartford public schools included teaching science clas... Read more

August 17, 2016

Smoothie program launches at Bibb Schools
WMAZ Claire Davis

A new meal program launched in the Bibb County School district and it's not just your typical eggs, bacon and yogurt for breakfast. It’s smoothies. Students also have the option to eat breakfast in the classroom at some schools. Claire Davis spent the day with s... Read more

August 10, 2016

Teachers to shadow engineers operating robotics system
Las Vegas Review Journal Nicole Raz

Two teachers from Southeast Career and Technical Academy began a two-week internship Tuesday shadowing production engineers who operate the Fanuc robotics system at Clearwater Paper in North Las Vegas. It’s the same robotics system that future Faraday Future engineers... Read more

August 9, 2016

Two Beverlye Magnet teachers ditch desks in favor of bean bags and rugs
Dothan Eagle Jim Cook

Students in Tara Singley’s sixth grade class can pull up some rug, recline in a bean bag chair or sit at a table as they settle in for the day’s lesson. The only thing they can’t do is sit at a traditional school desk.   Singley and eighth grade teacher Erika ... Read more

August 9, 2016

Charter Oak International Academy getting ready for first day of school in West Hartford
Courant Community Mikaela Porter

WEST HARTFORD — Construction workers hurried around the new Charter Oak International Academy last week, preparing the new, circular building for students and teachers returning at the end of August. While crews worked inside the building, readying the 408-seat aud... Read more

August 8, 2016
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