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Ed Policy Lab

Welcome to the Ed Policy Lab at UMBC, the homepage for research conducted by F. Chris Curran, an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the UMBC School of Public Policy, and affiliated graduate students.

New Report: Maryland Schools’ Codes of Conduct
How do you compare lengthy, text-heavy school discipline codes of conduct across districts?  Our answer, data visualizations.

In this new report, F. Chris Curran and Maida Finch (Salisbury University), provide a visual view of Maryland Schools’ codes of conduct.  Through visualizations, codes of conduct are quickly comparable across districts and to state guidelines.  Patterns and relationships with racial disparities in discipline are then explored.

Download Here: Maryland Schools Codes of Conduct – Comparing Discipline Policy Across Districts