F. Chris Curran

F. Chris Curran

F. Chris Curran is an associate professor of educational leadership and policy at the University of Florida's College of Education. His research focuses on school discipline and safety as well as early childhood education. More on his research can be found at


Progressive reforms or harsher punishments alone won’t fix student misconduct

By: - September 22, 2023

The 2022-23 school year was a particularly violent year for educators. In Florida, a high school student beat a paraprofessional unconscious. A 15-year-old in Georgia left her teacher with difficulty walking. And a group of students in Texas sent their assistant principal to the hospital after an assault. Recent headlines suggest the 2023-24 school year […]