Discipline and Infraction Data – A National Review
The public availability of school discipline and infraction data provides opportunities for researchers, policy analysts, and the public to examine the disciplinary practices and behavioral contexts of schools. In a forthcoming publication, Center Director Dr. F....
Video Policy Briefs
What are SROs and Why are They in Schools?
Center Co-Director and Associate Professor, F. Chris Curran, explains what school resource officers (SROs) are and why they are an increasingly common fixture in schools.
School Resource Officers and School Discipline
Center Co-Director and Associate Professor, F. Chris Curran, discusses the roles of school resource officers (SROs) in the school discipline system.
School Resource Officers and Student Interactions
Center Co-Director and Associate Professor, F. Chris Curran, discusses the ways that SROs engage with students and the potential implications.
Improving Data for School Discipline Research Conference
Funded by the American Education Research Association (AERA)’s Research Conference Grant Program and hosted by the University of Florida’s Education Policy Research Center, the Improving Data for School Discipline research conference brought together a select group of leading and emerging scholars in the field of school discipline research to collaboratively chart paths toward innovative data sources that further our understanding of school discipline and the effectiveness of policies and interventions at reducing exclusionary discipline and improving equity in discipline.
Project EASE Offers Fully Funded Fellowships to Study Education Policy and Special Education at UF
Project EASE Offers Fully Funded Fellowships to Study Education Policy and Special Education at UFThe Education Policy Research Center in partnership with the University of Florida Literacy Institute is excited to announce a newly funded doctoral program...
School Reopening Plans and Reported Cases of COVID in Schools
Like schools worldwide, schooling in Florida has changed drastically this year because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Almost all Florida school districts reopened this year with an in-person option guided by local reopening plans that aimed to create safe learning environments. UF’s Education Policy Research Center tracked the development of these reopening plans as part of the Florida School Reopening Plans Database. Now that schools have reopened, this policy brief examines how characteristics of reopening plans relate to reported cases of COVID in schools through October 24th. The results in this brief, while correlational, suggest that practices including beginning the year entirely remote and requiring masks are related to lower COVID rates in schools.