Research-practice partnerships, long-term mutually beneficial formalized collaborations between education researchers and practitioners, are a promising strategy for producing more relevant research, improving the use of research evidence in decision making, and engaging both researchers and practitioners to tackle problems of practice. Although promising, research-practice partnerships are challenging to create and difficult to maintain. NNERPP aims to develop, support, and connect partnerships in order to improve their productivity.


A Program of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research

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Rice University
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Houston, TX 77005-1827