Community School Districts 13 and 15

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New York City Community School Districts 13 and 15 established a consortium to implement a 2013-16 Magnet School Assistance Program (MSAP) grant. Each school district is a large urban district that serves diverse communities in Brooklyn, New York. District 13 consists of 43 elementary, middle, and high schools, with a total districtwide enrollment of 22,517 students in grades prekindergarten through 12, while District 15 has 28,448 prekindergarten through grade 12 students in its 47 elementary, middle, and high schools.

Both District 13 and District 15 have successfully implementing past MSAP projects and are building on that success to implement four new magnet schools.

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Welcome! The Magnet Schools Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center (MSAP Center) supports the U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement as it provides students with equity and choice in public school education through the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP).

The MSAP Center is a technical assistance resource for MSAP grantees and the greater magnet school community. It offers tools, information, and strategies to assist in planning, implementing, and revising magnet school programs. The MSAP Center’s resources and tailored support services focus on diversity, academic excellence, and equity.

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Improving Writing Instruction: An Advanced Institute in 6+1 Trait Writing

Organization: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory-REL
Location: San Antonio, TX
Date: March 17-19, 2015

For those dedicated to improving writing instruction across schools and districts, we are offering a three-day institute that will guide you on how to implement our proven 6+1 Trait® Writing Model. If you are a teacher leader, literacy coach, curriculum coordinator, or administrator with the goal of improving writing instruction across the system, this hands-on professional development opportunity is not to be missed. In 6+1 Trait Writing, teachers and students analyze writing through characteristics, or “traits,” of written work such as ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation. This institute provides the support and resources that implementation leaders need to bring this model to scale. Learn more

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ASCD: English Language Arts Virtual Learning Network

Organization: ASCD
Date: March 9, 2015

The ASCD Virtual Learning Network provides ongoing virtual professional development training for educators to assist them with curriculum, assessment, and instruction in their content area that align with Common Core State Standards. This session focuses on English language arts. Learn more
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