magnet school

noun

Definition of magnet school

: a school with superior facilities and staff and often a specialized curriculum designed to attract pupils from throughout a city or school district

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The plan also calls for increasing funding for vocational-agricultural schools by $1,000 per student, awarding a 1 percent cost-of-living increase for nonprofit providers who perform state services and restoring $18.5 million for magnet schools. Christopher Keating, courant.com, "One Week Left In Session But No Serious Budget Talks Yet At State Capitol," 2 May 2018 Venita Hood, president of the University Park Creative Arts School PTA, spent months contesting the plan Wilcox inherited to add neighborhood students to the north Charlotte magnet school in 2018-19. Ann Doss Helms, charlotteobserver, "Quiet agitator at CMS prepares to rattle some cages in his second year," 12 July 2018 Strange acknowledged that Montgomery's magnet schools are among the state's best, but said the overall system is a concern. Mike Cason, AL.com, "Ed Richardson says Montgomery schools to lose 200 teachers," 11 Apr. 2018 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is building a K-8 magnet school on 11 acres of the site, which is opening next school year. Ely Portillo, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte has ideas for saving the Eastland Mall site. But will any of them work? | Charlotte Observer," 26 Apr. 2018 District officials on Monday also proposed changing the way Houston ISD's magnet schools are funded. Shelby Webb, Houston Chronicle, "Houston ISD shrinks projected budget deficit to $104M," 30 Apr. 2018 Under the terms of the Sheff case, magnet schools are deemed integrated only if no more than 75 percent of the students are black or Latino. Matthew Kauffman, courant.com, "Suit Challenges Sheff Magnet-School Lottery Process," 13 Feb. 2018 Cave said he likely will transfer to a magnet school in Camden and play football for Camden High School. Phil Anastasia, Philly.com, "Robert 'Cody' Hall named new football coach at Camden Catholic," 9 June 2018 Carvalho has championed school choice initiatives, including magnet schools and specialized programs in everything from conservation biology to art and design. Kyra Gurney, miamiherald, "Alberto Carvalho turns down top schools job in New York City | Miami Herald," 1 Mar. 2018

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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magnet school

noun

English Language Learners Definition of magnet school

chiefly US : a school that has courses in special subjects (such as the arts or technology) and is designed to attract students from all parts of a community

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