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 41 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.
This fall, NNERPP is excited to co-host two RPP Development Workshops to support research-practice partnership teams applying for NSF’s Computer Science for All (CSforAll) RPP solicitation.
Over one-and-a-half days, teams will develop a deeper understanding of what an RPP is, how to form and sustain one, and how to design an RPP project or proposal. The workshops will emphasize how to identify and refine the problem of practice your RPP seeks to address, strategies for how to carry out partnership research in support of the identified problem, evaluation questions related to improving your partnership efforts, and the kinds of data you will need to inform and improve your project. You will leave the workshop with a plan or outline for a project or proposal that you can further develop as an established team.
Upcoming workshop dates and locations:
San Mateo, CA
Co-host: Digital Promise
Co-host: University of D.C.
Find more information here.
Houston Education Research Consortium
Jr. Research Analyst [added 11/11/19]
Tennessee Department of Education
Research Analyst [added 11/9/19]
University of California, Irvine
University of Pittsburgh
Assistant or Associate Professor, Research Practice Partnerships [added 11/1/19]
University of Missouri
Director for the Institute of Public Policy [added 11/1/19]
New York City Early Childhood Research Network
Research Associate [added 10/25/19]
Education Research Alliance for New Orleans
- Postdoctoral Position in Economics of Education [added 10/23/19]
- Postdoctoral Position in Practice-Driven Education Research [added 10/23/19]
Education Policy Innovation Collaborative
- Research Associate [added 10/16/19]
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
- Research and Policy Analyst [added 10/03/19]
Houston Independent School District
- Senior Research Specialist [added 09/13/19]
Kinder Institute for Urban Research
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