More than a thousand magnet school teachers, principals, and administrators from across the country participate in MSA’s annual meeting. It features outstanding keynote speakers and sessions focusing on best practices in curriculum and instruction, technology integration, school leadership, and magnet school design.
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, has served as President of UMBC (The University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992. His research and publications focus on science and math education, with special emphasis on minority participation and performance.
He chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the 2011 report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads. He was named in 2012 by President Obama to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.
Magnet Schools of America
Magnet Schools of America sponsors a national awards program, organizes professional development events, and provides technical assistance. There are approximately 4,340 magnet and theme-based schools in the U.S. that attract new students, provide choice to families, and turn around low-performing schools.
Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS)
BCPS is the 25th largest school district in the nation and the third largest in the state of Maryland, serving more than 113,000 students from preschool through Grade 12 in 173 schools, programs and centers. The core of our mission is high-quality, responsive, daily instruction that prepares students for college and career through a positive climate in every school and an emphasis literacy across the subject areas.
There’s a buzz about Baltimore that makes people who visit fall in love with its vibe. With the world-famous Inner Harbor; renowned museums and attractions; award-winning restaurants; a locally loved music scene, and hip and historic neighborhoods, get ready to explore a truly authentic American city.
Explore Baltimore County
Baltimore County is a vibrant, diverse community that offers historic neighborhoods, 21,000 equine-related acres, over 200 miles of beautiful waterfront along the Chesapeake Bay, and four family-owned wineries along the Piedmont Trail.