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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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Magnet schools have made a big comeback in America's education system, offering curricula that span the spectrum--from medicine to the arts to language immersion.
The participants represent a diverse cross section of education offerings in Wisconsin C from traditional public schools to public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning, and homeschooling.
White students are disproportionately represented in Chicago's selective enrollment and magnet schools since a desegregation consent was lifted in the fall of 2009.
For the lottery analysis, the sample consists of 542 students who applied for admission in one of the district's oversubscribed magnet schools.
Hinojosa said the cuts were about fairness - and that the district has long given more resources to its magnet schools.
The grants will help school districts establish new magnet schools or expand existing magnet programs that are part of a school district's voluntary or required desegregation plan.
When the state questioned the Worcester desegregation plan, asking whether the School Committee had devised alternative plans in the event that the planned magnet schools failed to end minority isolation, Jordan Levy, then mayor and chairman of the School Committee, did not take it calmly.
Magnet Schools Month, a national initiative to highlight magnet schools.
Because magnet schools are designed chiefly as tools for integration, Balboa's population is almost split between gifted students and kids lucky enough to win a spot in the lottery.
Within a decade there would be hundreds of such magnet schools all over the country.
Using three-level hierarchical linear modeling we find substantial effects of school and district demographic variables on student achievement, but, after adjusting for multi-level demographic characteristics, we find only small differences in student achievement in school districts with magnet schools and school choice policies as compared with districts with attendance area based student assignment, and no magnet schools.
Today BTWHSPVA stands as one of Texas's premier arts magnet schools, noted for its blend of arts and academics and its culturally diverse faculty and student body.