magnet school

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magnet school

n.
A public school offering a specialized curriculum, often with high academic standards, to a student body representing a cross section of the community.

magnet school

n
(Education) a school that provides a focus on one subject area throughout its curriculum in order to attract, often from an early age, pupils who wish to specialize in this subject

mag′net school`


n.
a public school with a specialized program designed to draw students from throughout a community.
[1965–70]
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For nearly four decades, magnet schools have been an important element of American public school education.
Jill Banks Barad of Sherman Oaks, who has worked hard for magnet schools.
The dialogue must now shift to public school choice and other alternatives, such as charter schools and magnet schools, he suggests.
The district employs more than 22,200 and operates 107 elementary, 34 middle and 19 high schools, as well as 9 alternative educational facilities, 14 adult centers and 13 magnet schools, which offer specialized programs in the primary and secondary grades.
This primary, exploratory study combines the limited literature on arts magnet schools with the writings of arts activists and the narratives of several arts magnet school administrators in an attempt to understand arts magnet schools better.
I was so shocked,'' said Jill Banks Barad of Sherman Oaks, recognized for her dedication to magnet schools.
Duncan, who started his career in the public schools in 1998 as director of magnet schools and service learning, says currently the demand for the magnet schools is "overwhelming" and the neighborhood schools are the ugly stepsisters.
The district employs more than 22,200 and operates 107 elementary, 34 middle, and 19 high schools, as well as nine alternative educational facilities, 14 adult centers, and 13 magnet schools, which offer specialized programs in the primary and secondary grades.
To better understand the extent to which the racial composition of charter and magnet schools deviates from their neighborhood composition, this study analyzes public elementary schools in five California metropolitan areas.
But she said the magnet schools are extremely difficult to get into.