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Curran, F.C. & Kellogg, A.* (Forthcoming). Sense-making of federal education policy: Social network analysis of social media discourse around the Every Student Succeeds Act. Journal of School Leadership.

Curran, F.C. (2017). Income-based disparities in early elementary school science achievement. Elementary School Journal. Download Article

Curran, F.C. (2017). Estimating the relationship between preschool attendance and kindergarten science achievement: Implications for early science achievement gaps. Education Finance and Policy. Download Article

Curran, F.C., Viano, S., Fisher, B. (2017). Teacher victimization, turnover, and contextual factors promoting resilience. Journal of School Violence. Download Article

Fisher, B., Viano, S.*, Curran, F.C., Pearman, A.*, Gardella, J.* (2017). Students’ feelings of safety, exposure to violence and victimization, and authoritative school climate.  American Journal of Criminal Justice. Download Article

Curran, F.C. (2017). The law, policy, and portrayal of zero tolerance school discipline: Examining prevalence and characteristics across levels of governance and school districts. Educational Policy. Download Article.

Curran, F.C. (2017). Teach for America Placement and Teacher Vacancies: Evidence from the Mississippi Delta. Teachers College Record, 119(2), 1-24. Download manuscript.

Little, M.*, Cohen-Vogel, L., Curran, F.C. (2016). Facilitating the Transition to Kindergarten: What ECLS-K Data Tell Us about School Practices Then and Now.  AERA Open. Download Article.

Curran, F.C. & Kellogg, A*. (2016). Understanding science achievement gaps by race/ethnicity and gender in kindergarten and first grade. Educational Researcher. Download Article.

Curran, F.C. (2016). The state of abstracts in educational research.  AERA Open. Download Article

Curran, F.C. (2016). Estimating the effect of state zero tolerance laws on exclusionary discipline, racial discipline gaps, and student behavior. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Download Article

Engel, M. & Curran, F.C. (2016). Toward understanding principals’ hiring practices. Journal of Educational Administration. Download Article

Curran, F. C. (2015). Expanding downward: Innovation, diffusion, and state policy adoptions of universal preschool. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 23(36). Download article.

Claessens, A., Engel, M., Curran, F.C. (2015). The effects of maternal depression on child outcomes during the first years of formal schooling. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 32(3), 80-93. Download article.

Claessens, A., Engel, M., & Curran, F.C. (2014). Academic content, student learning, and the persistence of preschool effects. American Educational Research Journal, 51(2), 403-434. Download article.

Engel, M., Jacob, B., Curran, F.C. (2014). New evidence on teacher labor supply. American Educational Research Journal, 51(1), 36-72. Download article.

Darko, A.K., Curran, F.C., Copin, C., McElwee-White, L. (2011). Carbonylation of functionalized diamine diols to cyclic ureas: application to derivatives of DMP 450. Tetrahedron, 67(22), 3976-3983.


Fisher, B.W., Curran, F.C., Pearman, A., & Gardella, J. (Forthcoming). School practices and policies associated with gang presence in schools. In H. Shapiro (Ed.), Handbook of Violence in Education. Wiley.

Curran, F.C. (2016). Racial Disproportionalities in Discipline: The Role of Zero Tolerance Policies.  In G. Crews (Ed.), Critical Examinations of School Violence and Disturbance in K-12 Education. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.


Curran, F.C. (2016). The disadvantages of “zero tolerance” laws that mandate exclusionary school discipline.  Key Findings Policy Brief.  Scholars Strategy Network.

Curran, F.C.
(2016). Reducing racial disparities in school discipline requires more than eliminating “zero tolerance” policies.  Key Findings Policy Brief.  Scholars Strategy Network.  Harvard University.


Estimating the Relationship between Preschool Attendance and Kindergarten Science Achievement: Implications for Early Achievement Gaps (invited revise and resubmit)

The Impacts of the Chicago Welcoming Schools’ Safe Passage Program on Student Safety and Crime

Violence against Teachers: Turnover and Resilience (with Samantha Viano and Benjamin Fisher)


Removing Labels: The Relationship between EBD Label De-identification and Student Outcomes (with Aydin Bal and Peter Goff)

Who Decides? Changes over Time in the Distribution of Decision-Making Related to Teacher Hiring (with Mimi Engel and Marisa Cannata)