Bridgeport Public Schools

Two female students in lab coats use a laptop.
Biotechnology Research and Zoological Sciences High School students prepare for an upcoming debate

Bridgeport Public Schools educates over 21,000 students, and is located in Bridgeport, one of Connecticut's largest cities with a population of approximately 147,000 people. This coastal city lies between New York City and Boston and, at its peak in the first half of the 1900s, was the major industrial city in New England. Since then, the city has experienced a significant decline in manufacturing as its primary economic engine. This manufacturing decline is one of the district’s impetuses for creating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) magnet schools.

Serving more than 1,400 students from Bridgeport and eight suburban districts...

Read more


post-it, written Magnet Connector Farm to School Toolkit

This toolkit provides resources for implementing farm to school programs. Learn more


puzzle iconTheme Integration Courses

MSAP grantees can use these online courses to support schoolwide work... Learn more


Recent News

Read more magnet school news
| Updates

rss iconRSS provided by

Magnet Schools Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center

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.

Please browse our resources page to find articles, tool kits, and newsletters about best practices and innovative approaches.

The Quarterly Newsletter

Magnet Compass Newsletter Read this issue of The Magnet Compass for principles and strategies to guide you as you think about how to take your STEM curriculum to the next level. Learn more

View past newsletters three books

Upcoming Conference

upcoming conference

AERA 2015 Annual Meeting: Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis

Organization: American Educational Research Association
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: April 20, 2015

The 2015 AERA Annual Meeting theme is a call to examine the meaning of culture, language, and heritage in education research and praxis with the aim of advancing justice. We have the opportunity and the moral obligation to apply principles and evidence from social science research and theorizing to the problems of injustice. How do various communities conceptualize justice, including the many scholarly communities within our association? Learn more

View all upcoming conferences star icon

Upcoming Webinar

upcoming webinars
Preparing Students for Life After high School

Organization: West Ed
Date: April 2, 2015

Exiting high school is a significant transition point in the lives of young people. It is challenging, exhilarating, sometimes overwhelming, and offers countless possibilities for the future. When thinking about change and the future, people have three choices: make the future happen, let it happen, or wonder what happened. Learn more
View all upcoming webinars star icon