Local Dining
Discover great cafes and new restaurants in Nashville. More...
Campus Map
Explore the beautiful campus of Vanderbilt University. More...
Biographies
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.

The conference will feature top experts in economics, law, political science, psychology, public finance, and sociology. In three panel discussions, speakers will cover teaching and learning in charter schools, governance and finance, and charter school effects on student achievement.

You may view the conference program and the complete list of panelists online. We welcome your participation in the conference without any registration fees, but request all conference guests register in advance.. More...

Shaping a National Research Agenda
The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Mark Schneider, Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, on Thursday evening. He will discuss future opportunities in federal data collections for the next generation of education research on school choice, accountability, and policy evaluation. More...

Our current program will bring together many academic researchers from across the nation:



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...