magnet school


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 series follows 14-year-old David, played by Akili McDowell, who tries to juggle relationships between his magnet school friends and drug dealers in his South Florida impoverished neighborhood. Washington Post, "‘David Makes Man’ explores the power of a teen’s imagination," 20 Aug. 2019 Deana Venturi, who teaches English at a magnet school in St. Paul, Minnesota, has never handed a supply list to the kids because 90% of them are in poverty. Amy Chillag, CNN, "15 million children don't have money for school supplies. Here's how you can help them," 16 Aug. 2019 The Spencer Center for Gifted and Exceptional Students, a citywide magnet school, opened in 2018. Cincinnati Enquirer,, "What did Marian Spencer mean to Cincinnati? We named things for her - before she died," 10 July 2019 The two teens are ostensibly friends, but David is well aware that Seren’s complexion and wealth make attending their magnet school a less obviously fraught experience for him. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "A Rare Show That Explores the Nuances of Black Boyhood," 22 Aug. 2019 Booster clubs pay for extra classes and programs that make many students excited to come to school, said principal Diana Zarro, noting that there are boosters for the magnet school, choir and drama. Los Angeles Times, "Homeless kids, chronic absenteeism, frustrated parents: L.A. Unified is back to school and trying to help," 20 Aug. 2019 By drawing students from diverse neighborhoods, magnet schools play an important role in desegregation., "Segregation has soared in America’s schools as federal leaders largely looked away," 8 July 2019 While attending Central High School in Philadelphia, the same predominantly white, all-boys magnet school as Louis Kahn, Freelon was drawn to the arts, drafting, and design. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Phil Freelon, architect of National Museum of African-American History and Culture, dies," 9 July 2019 The largest current federal effort is a roughly $100-million competitive grant program for magnet schools that began under President Nixon., "Segregation has soared in America’s schools as federal leaders largely looked away," 8 July 2019

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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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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