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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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A few gifted students' experiences in the elementary magnet school mirror those of gifted students in traditional, heterogeneous classrooms in terms of social interactions.
BTWHSPVA is the only arts magnet school to receive the nation's Blue Ribbon School Award; it has also received the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation Award for Exemplary Arts Education.
Whatever the reason, such behavior is clearly not a problem for their peers three miles across town at Benjamin Franklin High School, a magnet school.
Get Congress to address the abysmal state of urban education by creating an urban Marshall Plan that is based on the magnet school concept and provides decent-paying jobs in the inner cities for residents there.
When families choose a magnet school, they are asserting an interest in the school's particular mission, and this links them with other families and teachers who have presumably chosen the school for similar reasons (Doyle and Levine 1984).
1) By definition, it is paradoxical to attach the label "desegregated" to a magnet school that operates segregated classrooms.
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Magnet Schools provide more choice and competition within the public school system and have been wildly successful across Texas from Houston, where the term magnet school was first coined in the 1970s, to Dallas, where two of its magnet schools made the top ten in the U.
Decker attributes the success to the autonomy the district has given her to run the magnet school, and to make decisions on budget, schedules and personnel.
The recommendations presented in this paper urge Congress to pair federal support for charter school expansion with incentives that would create and sustain racially, economically and linguistically diverse charter schools; safeguards to ensure that the civil rights of all children are protected; and funding increases that would provide for the expansion or replication of effective, diverse magnet school models.
CONNECTICUT--A new magnet school that is teaching core subjects from a global perspective opened this fall in Danbury with 267 students.