FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla., Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Abraham S. Fischler School of Education will host its fourth annual International Conference on School Choice and Reform (ICSCR.) The event is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 16 through Monday, Jan. 19 at the Sonesta Hotel, 999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The goal of the conference is to bring together American and internationally renowned greatest thinkers in higher education / k-12 to explore future collaborative research and current education trends.
ICSCR provides a framework for assessing evidence on the effects of different forms of educational choice, including magnet and charter public schools, controlled choice and inter-district transfer programs, vouchers, tuition tax credits, homeschooling, on-line education and the direct public funding of private schools provided in many countries.
Specifically designed for approximately 120 participants to encourage discussion, ICSCR brings together researchers and policy specialists from many different countries to stimulate new thinking and foster international collaboration. By drawing representatives of governments into that discussion, ICSCR also encourages the development and implementation of effective and equitable policies. The conference will be led by co-chairs Charles Glenn Ph.D. of Boston University and Priscilla Wohlstetter, PhD of Columbia University. Each year there are more than 100 academics, policy experts and policy practitioners who gather to share research, opinions and evidence regarding school choice and education reform from around the globe. This year we have presenters from 21 different countries.
This conference is sponsored by the Journal of School Choice and is hosted by the National Institute for Educational Options at Nova Southeastern University, in cooperation with the European Association for Education Law and Policy.
Our sponsors include: The Walton Family Foundation, The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, the William E. Simon Foundation, Charter Schools USA, The Heritage Foundation, Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), the Center for Education Reform, Hispanic CREO, Association of Christian Schools International and European Association for Education Law and Policy.
For more information or to register, please visit http://www.fischlerschool.nova.edu/nieo
About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic, fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels. NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with an enrollment of 27,000 students. NSU awards associate's, bachelor's, master's, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie's Community Engagement Classification. For more information, please visit www.nova.edu. Celebrating 50 years of academic excellence!
About NSU's Fischler School of Education: Serving more than 8,000 students in approximately 40 countries, Nova Southeastern University's Abraham S. Fischler School of Education is one of the largest schools of education at an accredited university in the United States. When we opened our doors more than 40 years ago, we shattered the barriers of traditional learning, causing a ripple effect that can still be felt today. Online, On-site, Or on our modern, 18-acre campus in North Miami Beach, Florida, our ideas, our approach, and our programs—found nowhere else in the nation—inspire our students to inspire the people around them to move the world.
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