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Articles, questions, and answers about magnet schools. Magnet schools are public schools with specialized courses or curricula. "Magnet" refers to how the schools draw students from across the normal boundaries defined by authorities (usually school boards) as school zones that feed into certain schools.

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  • It’s National School Choice Week! Here’s What Everyone’s Celebrating

    This week, parents, educators, organizations, and schools are raising awareness about school choice. More than 16,000 events can help you find out about all of the educational options that are available where you live.

  • Philadelphia's Trouble with Outsourcing Substitute Teachers

    The School District of Philadelphia has outsourced substitute teaching services to a private company to cut costs, but still struggles to fill absentee openings. Learn why this deal isn’t helping kids get a better education.

  • 2015 School Choice Series: Pacific States

    Noodle’s 2015 series provides a state-by-state overview of school choice options. In this article, you'll find descriptions of the available options in each of the Pacific states, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • 2015 School Choice Series: Mountain States

    Noodle’s 2015 series provides a state-by-state overview of school choice options. In this article, you'll find descriptions of the available options in each of the Mountain states, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • 2015 School Choice Series: West South Central

    Noodle’s 2015 series provides a state-by-state overview of school choice options. In this article, you'll find descriptions of the available options in each of the Gulf (West South Central) states, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • 2015 School Choice Series: East South Central

    Noodle’s 2015 series provides a state-by-state overview of school choice options. In this article, you'll find descriptions of the available options in each of the East South Central states, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • 2015 School Choice Series: South Atlantic

    Noodle’s 2015 series provides a state-by-state overview of school choice options. In this article, you'll find descriptions of the available options in each of the South Atlantic states, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • Magnet Schools and Programs: What Parents Should Know

    Magnet programs are an important component of school choice, allowing kids to explore specific interests while exposing them to children of different backgrounds.

  • 2015 School Choice Series: The Midwest (West North Central)

    Noodle’s 2015 series provides a state-by-state overview of school choice options. In this article, you'll find descriptions of the available options in each of the West North Central states, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • 2015 School Choice Series: The Midwest (East North Central)

    Noodle’s 2015 series provides a state-by-state overview of school choice options. In this article, you'll find descriptions of the available options in each of the East North Central states, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • 2015 School Choice Series: Mid-Atlantic

    Noodle’s 2015 series provides a state-by-state overview of school choice options. In this article, you'll find descriptions of the available options in each of the Mid-Atlantic states, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • 2015 State-by-State Guide to School Choice

    Noodle’s 2015 school choice series provides a state-by-state overview of the options available in every region across the country. You'll find descriptions of the available options, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • What Is School Choice? An Overview for Parents

    You’ve probably heard about school choice. Find out what it is, what the experts say about it, and whether — and how — it can help your family.

  • Magnet Schools vs. Charter Schools

    With so many terms for different schools out there (private, public, charter, montessori, magnet...we could go on) it's easy for parents to get confused.

  • Public, Private, Charter, Magnet - What's the Difference?

    There are so many options when it comes to types of schools. We break down the pros and cons of the public, private, charter, and magnet school systems.