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Fischler & National Institute for Educational Options Host International School Choice Conference

NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler School of Education and its National Institute for Educational Options (NIEO) recently hosted the first ever International School Choice and Reform Academic Conference with more than 100 researchers and professors from countries such as Australia, Korea, the United Kingdom, Italy, Denmark, Canada, Sweden, Portugal, and Ireland.

The keynote speakers during the three day event were Nelson Smith, former president, CEO and senior advisor to the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools, Frederick M Hess, American Enterprise Institute; Gerard Robinson, Florida Commissioner of Education; Terry Moe, Professor at Stanford University, and Kevin Donnelly, of the Melbourne, Australia -based Education Standards Institute.

These experts reported on the latest trends in school choice accountability, the burgeoning business of charter schools, issues of religion and government in school choice and reform, and school choice options such as magnet schools and virtual education.

Special guests and honorary chair members of the event who were also recognized for their longtime contributions to school choice and school reform issues included  NSU President Emeritus Abraham S. Fischler; David Kirkpatrick of Pennsylvania; and the founder of the James Madison Institute Stanley Marshall; as well as T. Willard Fair, CEO of Urban League of Greater Miami.

The Gold sponsors of the event were The Ewing M. Kauffman Foundation, and The Walton Family Foundation. The silver sponsors included The Alliance for School Choice and The Friedman Foundation. This conference was in collaboration with The Journal of School Choice, NSU’s Fischler School, the NIEO, the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business, and the E.G. West Institute for Effective Schooling.

Video and pictures from the event can be found by clicking here.

For more information about the Fischler School, please visit www.fischlerschool.nova.edu. For more information about NIEO visit www.schoolofed.nova.edu/nieo