Richland School District Two

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Westwood High School students use glue, food coloring, water, and borax to create a substance called gloop

Richland School District Two, in South Carolina’s capital city of Columbia, is the third fastest growing school district in the state. Richland Two constantly strives to design the best learning and professional development opportunities for 27,000 plus students and 3,400 employees. The district has 678 National Board Certified teachers, the most in South Carolina, and ranks in the top 20 in the nation. Families relocate to Richland Two because of its high academic standards, selection of magnet programs, and strong community partnerships.

Three new magnet schools have been created with Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) grant funding...

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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.

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

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STEM Forum & Expo

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Date: May 20-23, 2015

The 2015 STEM Forum is a unique, focused event that brings together (informal and formal) educators, administrators, and exhibiting companies who are interested in and/or who have tools and resources to share that will ensure successful implementation of STEM education into our schools and communities. It is intended to provide resources for educators and organizations seeking to learn more about STEM education, associated outreach programs, partnerships, schools, and curricula. Learn more

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Making Assessment & Descriptive Feedback Work in the Middle Level

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: May 6, 2015

Join AMLE and Rick Wormeli as we explore the realms of assessment, feedback and grading—and how to make all of those ingredients work together for our young adolescents. Learn more
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