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.

We share in the horror and devastation over the murder of George Floyd and too many other Black Americans. We share in the shame over the lack of societal and institutional progress in building an equitable nation. And we see an important role for research-practice partnerships (RPPs) to build a better future.

NNERPP is a professional learning community for RPPs working in education.

We currently have 46 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.

We are in the process of planning a virtual 5th NNERPP Annual Forum. See our Annual Forum homepage for more information on our signature yearly event.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Happy Fall!

At NNERPP this fall, we are busy collecting data for the fourth edition of the “NNERPP Year in Review” report, our annual report highlighting our efforts and activities and the work of our members for the calendar year.

This annual document helps readers learn more about the partnerships in our network, and it offers valuable insights into the what, how, and why of RPPs more generally: It offers a readily accessible collection of success stories about research-practice partnerships, it demonstrates their impact on education policy and practice, and it illustrates different ways in which partnerships can conduct research.

We are excited to share the finished product in mid-December.

We invite you to explore the reports from the previous three years here. Be on the lookout for this year’s NNERPP Year in Review to be published at the end of the year!

CONTACT

NNERPP
Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Rice University
6100 Main St. MS-258
Houston, TX 77005-1827

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

NNERPP is made possible through generous funding provided by:

WILLIAM T. GRANT FOUNDATION  //   SPENCER FOUNDATION

BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

ANNIE E. CASEY FOUNDATION  //   THE WALLACE FOUNDATION