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.
RECENT POSTS on EDWEEK
We are currently hosting a weekly blog on EdWeek, “Urban Education Reform: Bridging Research and Practice.” Be sure to check out the work of our members by clicking on the posts below!
Michèle Foster shares her journey of working closely with one school and its principal to make a difference in the lives of Louisville’s young children.
Michèle Foster and Michelle Pennix continue sharing their personal account of on-the-ground research-practice partnership work in Louisville, Kentucky.
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