Local Dining
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Campus Map
Explore the beautiful campus of Vanderbilt University. More...
Meet the academic scholars prior to the conference. More...
The conference papers will be published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates in an edited volume for public dissemination next year. You may read the first version of the conference papers online. More...

Charter Schools: What Fosters Growth and Outcomes?
The National Center on School Choice is hosting a national conference on charter school research for academic researchers and policymakers. The conference will be held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee from September 28-29, 2006. More...

The National Center on School Choice is housed on the campus of Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. The Center is led by Professor Mark Berends, who directs the research agenda, internal operations, and external functions. The Director is supported by Professor Dale Ballou, who serves as Associate Director, and Ann Primus and Genevieve Zottola, who serve as Project Managers.

  Conference Registrar   Mailing Address  
  Phone: (615) 322-8045   Peabody #152  
  Fax: (615) 322-4488   230 Appleton Place  
  susanne.jackson@vanderbilt.edu   Nashville, Tennessee 37203  

Many faculty members and researchers at the National Research and Development Center on School Choice are pleased to speak with media reporters about their current research on school choice and education reform. You may contact the Division of Public Affairs at Vanderbilt University to arrange for interviews for broadcast or newspaper articles about the National Conference on Charter School Research.

  Media Relations      
  Phone: (615) 322-7970      
  Fax: (615) 343-7708      

The National Center on School Choice conducts scientific, comprehensive, and timely studies on school choice to inform policy and practice. The Center exercises national leadership in coordinating multiple disciplines, research methodologies, and substantive issues associated with the design, implementation, and effects of school choice. More...