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 research-practice partnerships in education to improve their productivity.
NNERPP is a professional learning community for RPPs working in education.
We currently have 29 members in our network, reflecting a wide variety of approaches to the work.
The NNERPP RPP Knowledge Clearinghouse contains a curated collection of resources to help you with your education RPP efforts.
Our newly launched space, NNERPP | Extra, delivers key insights from the intersection of education research, policy, and practice. A quarterly magazine with visual support via this website, NNERPP | Extra aims to share deep and reflective articles around pressing issues in education tackled by research-practice partnerships across the country, the impacts on policy and use in practice of such research, and high-priority questions about conducting effective RPP work. We also share new research headlines from research-practice partnerships in NNERPP in our research roundup, updated every Monday.
John W. Gardner Center
Research Alliance for New York City Schools
Kinder Institute for Urban Research
6100 Main St. MS-208
Houston, TX 77005-1827