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  • November 17, 2009
    School Choice & School Improvement: What have we learned?
    The National Center on School Choice’s conference, “School Choice and School Improvement: Research into State, District and Community Contexts,” brought together 130 scholars, graduate students and practitioners to discuss school choice. An online discussion sponsored by Education Week was held.
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    March 30, 2007
    School Integration and School Choice
    Professor Claire Smrekar of Vanderbilt University discusses the role of social science research in a Supreme Court case over school integration and school choice.
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  • March 30, 2007
    School Integration and School Choice
    Professor Claire Smrekar of Vanderbilt University discusses the role of social science research in a Supreme Court case over school integration and school choice.
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    November 8, 2006
    Public-Private School Achievement Gap
    Professor Paul Peterson of Harvard University discusses a new research study of student achievement in public and private schools. This working paper addresses methodological problems and substantive issues in a recent study conducted for the National Center for Education Statistics.
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    October 3, 2006
    Student Movement in the Context of Federal Transfer Policies
    Research Assistant Bettie Teasley of Vanderbilt University discusses a new research study of student movement in the context of the No Child Left Behind Act.
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    September 10, 2006
    Previewing the National Conference on Charter School Research
    Director Mark Berends of Vanderbilt University discusses the National Conference on Charter School Research at Vanderbilt University from September 28-29.
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    June 15, 2006
    Shaping the Next Generation of Charter School Leaders
    Assistant Dean Timothy Caboni of Vanderbilt University discusses the Peabody Professional Institute for Charter School Leaders and program curriculum.
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    May 15, 2006
    Welcome to the Center and General Overview of Research Agenda
    Director Mark Berends of Vanderbilt University introduces our podcast initiative and highlights promising goals in our research agenda for this calendar year.
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The NCSC is funded by a 5 year, $13.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. Its lead institution is Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. The center is housed on the campus of Peabody College, one of the nation's top graduate schools of education.