Magna Awards 2017

Share Your Solutions through the Magna Awards

The 2017 Magna Awards winners were announced March 2017. Check back for information about nominations for 2018. For more information on the awards, go to our FAQ page.

Have you figured out a solution to a persistent problem in your district? Created a program that increased student achievement or improved the lives of your students and community? Then we want to hear from you.

The Magna Awards is a national recognition program that honors school board best practices and innovative programs that advance student learning. For more than 20 years, the Magna Awards panel of independent judges has reviewed programs that showcase school district leadership, creativity, and commitment to student achievement.

Magna nominations are judged in three enrollment categories (under 5,000 enrollment; 5,000-20,000 enrollment; and over 20,000 enrollment) with one Grand Prize Winner in each category. Each Grand Prize Winner receives a $5,000 from our sponsor Sodexo. There are five additional winners and five honorable mention winners within each enrollment category.

All Magna Winners and Honorable Mention recipients are recognized in a special section published in print and online in American School Board Journal, as well as at the School Leaders Luncheon at NSBA’s Annual Conference.

Want to Find Out More?

Visit our Magna Awards FAQ page today for answers to frequently asked questions, judging criteria, and tips on making your nomination to the Magna Awards 2018.

Magna Awards Best Practices Database

Magna Awards Best Practices Database allows you to search through past Magna winners and other high-scoring programs for innovative best practices, proven and practical solutions, and new ideas.

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