Book Fair and Book Author Panel
Welcome and greetings by Dr. H. Wells Singleton, Dean of the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education at NSU. Participants enjoyed the beautiful works of art of the Primordial: Paintings and Sculpture by Isabel De Obaldia (1985-2011) the books, and some wine and cheese. Exciting discussions and networking took place at NSU owned Museum downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Engaging the Private: Policy Towards Private Participation in Education Systems
Engaging the Private Sector is a diagnostic tool for classifying the types of private sector engagement and for benchmarking how governments regulate the sector. The aim of the tool is to outline options open to policy makersas well as analyze the current regulatory environment to ensure the private sector is being effectively leveraged to improve student outcomes. The scale
Chair: John Merrifield, University of Texas San Antonio
Robert A. Fox, University of Hawaii
Lisa Snell, Reason Foundation
Nathan Gray, Young Harris College
Bruno Behrend, The Heartland Institute
Paper 1: Data Availability, Recent Data Improvements, and Unmet Data Needs in School Choice Research
Susan L. Aud, National Center for Education Statistics
Paper 2: The National Assessment of Educational Progress: Your state may do a lot worse, or better, than you think; Those NAEP proficiency scores may be more accurate than you think, too.
Richard G. Innes, Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions
Paper 3: Online and Blended Learning: A Survey of Policy and Practice in K-12 Schools Around the World
Allison Powell, International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
Paper Session (P) Effects of Policies on Student Outcomes
Paper 1: The Determinants of Policies toward Competition in Education and the Effects of these Policies on Student Learning
Lawrence W. Kenny, University of Florida
Paper 2: How to Get Ahead of Your Peers: The Consequences of Forced School Switching on Student Performance
Claudio Sapelli, Bernardita Vial, Pontificia Universidad Cat
Paper 1: Organizational Structure in State-Run Schools: Autonomy and Pluralism in the Education System.
Education systems have an increasingly marked influence on personal and social development. Education is the main factor in progress and improvement: it is what makes men and woman become what they are and, as such, stands as the basis of peace and progress among nations.
Mosaica Education, Inc.
Paper 2: Decentralization, Privatization and School Choice in Scandinavia
University of London
Paper 3: The Edgewood Voucher Program: Between the Pick-Axe and the Bulldozer
Symposium (M): Ethnocentric Niche Charter Schools: Different Strokes for Different Folks
Chair: Robert A. Fox, Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii
Nina K. Buchanan, University of Hawaii at Hilo
Letitia Basford, Hamline University
Robert Maranto, University of Arkansas
Charisse Gulosino, Columbia University Teachers College
Aisha Toney, California Charter Schools Association
Heather Traeger, Rosemount High School
Sharroky Hollie, California State
Terry Reivera, Dominguez Hills Kua O Ka La Public Charter School
Suzanne Eckes, Indiana University