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Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2012
Nationwide, magnet programs enroll more than twice the number of students served by charter schools, making them the most popular form of school choice. Across the U.S., over 1.5 million U.S. children attend magnet schools. In Miami-Dade County Public Schools, over 42,000 students are enrolled in magnet programs. The bulk of this report focuses on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Charter Schools, Program Effectiveness, School Choice
Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve; Frankenberg, Erica – Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2012
Magnet schools make up the largest system of choice in the U.S. They were originally conceived to accomplish the twin goals of innovation and integration. Over the years, however, the integrative mission of magnet programs has somewhat receded, particularly during the second Bush Administration. Meanwhile, political and financial support has…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Charter Schools, Public Schools, School Choice
Sanchez, Octavio – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The need to address social and economic changes has focused greater attention on our public education system and the need to better equip students with the skills needed for a global society. This quantitative study was grounded in the principles of the constructivist learning theory. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the added…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Program Effectiveness, Social Change, Data Analysis
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Kao, Jacqueline Y.; Yang, Min-Han; Lee, Chi-Young – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Neo magnets are neodymium magnet beads that have been marketed as a desktop toy. We proposed using neo magnets as an alternative building block to traditional ball-and-stick models to construct carbon allotropes, such as fullerene and various nanocone structures. Due to the lack of predetermined physical connections, the versatility of carbon…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Magnets, Demonstrations (Educational), Undergraduate Students
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Lohmeier, Jill Hendrickson; Raad, Jennifer – Urban Education, 2012
The predictive value of selection criteria on outcome data from two cohorts of students (Total N = 525) accepted to an urban magnet high school were evaluated. Regression analyses of typical screening variables (suspensions, absences, metropolitan achievement tests, middle school grade point averages [GPAs], Matrix Analogies test scores, and…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Criteria
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Bifulco, Robert; Buerger, Christian; Cobb, Casey – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2012
The frequency and quality of intergroup contact within racially and ethnically diverse schools has potentially important implications for the achievement of desegregation goals. The analyses presented here use survey data to assess intergroup contact within a sample of ten interdistrict magnet schools in Connecticut. Findings indicate frequent…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Race, Magnet Schools, Intergroup Relations
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Ladera, Celso L.; Donoso, Guillermo – European Journal of Physics, 2012
We consider the nonlinear oscillations of a simple spring-magnet system that oscillates in the magnetic field of an inductive coil excited with a dc current. Using the relations for the interaction of a coil and a magnet we obtain the motion equation of the system. The relative strengths of the terms of this equation can be adjusted easily by…
Descriptors: Laboratory Experiments, Magnets, Energy, Physics
Morris-Bryant, Edye Darlene – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this single case study is to describe and document the implementation of a 1:1 laptop program for a middle school with a unique school-university partnership. The goal of this study is two-fold; one being to describe the implementation of a 1:1 laptop program and to document the lessons learned in leading a 1:1 laptop program. This…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Laptop Computers, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents
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Fortenberry, Callie L.; Fowler, Teri W. – Reading Teacher, 2006
Mind magnets are maps to guide instruction and facilitate the comprehension processes. They extend individual comprehension strategy instruction, which does not typically show students how to link application of appropriate strategies to whole texts. The mind magnet framework allows teachers to plan powerful interactions between the reader and the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Metacognition, Reading Comprehension
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Chambers, Stefanie – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2012
In June 2011 Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut entered a partnership with the Hartford Public Schools to launch an innovative early college model of public education. The new Hartford Middle Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA) represents an expansion of the Hartford Middle Magnet School (HMMS) from a 6-8th grade school, into a 6-12th…
Descriptors: High Schools, Colleges, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
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Rice, John; Lash, Andrea; Huang, Min; Tran, Loan; Peterson, Mary – Regional Educational Laboratory West, 2015
The purpose of the study reported here was to explore the relationship between the type of high school attended (magnet versus comprehensive) and the likelihood of graduates having completed an advanced course, after accounting for students' prior achievement. In addition, the study examined the relationship between students' prior achievement and…
Descriptors: School Districts, Honors Curriculum, Language Arts, Mathematics Achievement
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Fay, T. H.; Mead, L. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology, 2006
The paper discusses an elementary spring model representing the motion of a magnet suspended from the ceiling at one end of a vertical spring which is held directly above a second magnet fixed on the floor. There are two cases depending upon the north-south pole orientation of the two magnets. The attraction or repelling force induced by the…
Descriptors: Magnets, Computation, Calculus, Equations (Mathematics)
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Stoeger, Heidrun; Greindl, Teresa; Kuhlmann, Johanna; Balestrini, Daniel Patrick – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
Magnet schools focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as well as extracurricular programs in STEM support talented students and help increase their participation rates in those domains. We examined whether and the extent to which the learning and educational capital of male and female students (N = 801) enrolled in…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High Achievement, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Varney, M. W.; Janoudi, A.; Aslam, D. M.; Graham, D. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2012
Following the success of summer-camp-based programs, a new program has been developed for in-school sessions focused around LEGO robotics to foster interest in STEM topics at a young age. The program has been implemented in a very diverse school, and preliminary results on the efficacy of the program are presented. (Contains 1 table and 6 figures.)
Descriptors: Grade 3, STEM Education, Program Effectiveness, Summer Programs
US Department of Education, 2008
Lack of relevant course work is a top reason why high school students drop out, and studies have shown that low-income and minority students are less likely to be enrolled in college preparatory curricula than their more affluent peers. In today's world, it is critical to ensure that all students have access to a rigorous, high-quality education…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, High Schools, Academic Achievement, High School Students
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