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.

The 4th NNERPP Annual Forum was held on July 8-10, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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:

November 14-15

San Mateo, CA

Co-host: Digital Promise

November 21-22

Washington, D.C.

Co-host: University of D.C.

Find more information here

NEWSLETTER

Houston Education Research Consortium
Tennessee Department of Education
University of California, Irvine
University of Pittsburgh
University of Missouri
New York City Early Childhood Research Network
Education Research Alliance for New Orleans
Education Policy Innovation Collaborative
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Houston Independent School District

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