Document Number: 5657Innovations in Education: Creating Successful Magnet Schools Programs - This report identifies six districts — Duval County, Florida; Hamilton County, Tennessee; Hot Springs, Arkansas; Houston, Texas; Montclair, New Jersey; and Wake County, North Carolina — that have successfully implemented magnet school programs, and provides specific examples of how these districts navigated the challenges of establishing their respective systems. The authors propose recommendations and real-life district solutions in each of the following areas: (1) starting a magnet program; (2) promoting the program; (3) simplifying the process for parents; (4) fully implementing the program; not to mention (5) evaluating and continually improving. Appendix A contains a demographic and magnet program profile for each of the six districts. This publication can also be browsed by chapter. (Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education, 2004)...
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