2018 Connections Summit (June 6-7, 2018
Md. Dept of Education, Office of Accountability- free event
A quick note for those with an interest in education policy that there is still space to register for this week’s Connections Summit put on by the MD Department of Education and hosted at Towson University. The free event “brings together education professionals from across Maryland to highlight the vital role data plays in education decision making. Participants will hear from local, state, and national leaders on ways to bridge data, research, policy, and practice”. It will be a great opportunity for students to network and bridge connections with policymakers and practitioners in the state. Both Dr. Chris Curran and one of our graduate students, Ann Kellogg, will be presenting. Details on our sessions are below along with a link to register for the conference.
Measuring School Discipline Policies Across Different Contexts: The Case of District Responses to Maryland's Revised Code of Conduct
Chris Curran, University of Maryland Baltimore County; Maida Finch, Salisbury University
This session will focus on school discipline, specifically the Maryland Code of Conduct. The session will discuss the ways in which stakeholders can examine discipline policy across schools within the same district and across classrooms within the same school. The session will potentially spark conversations and ideas around ways to more systematically examine approaches to school discipline in the state.
Selecting Data to SOAR
Ann Kellogg, Maryland Higher Education Commission and Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center; Barbara Schmertz, MHEC
This session will focus on the Student Outcome and Achievement Report. The Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Maryland State Longitudinal Data System Center partnered to provide more complete data to stakeholders. This session will discuss the report and the reporting process.