Why Join the National Network?

NNERPP Objectives

 

Develop and share best partnership practices

 

 

 

Synthesize research findings and build knowledge in a new field of research

 

 

 

Produce comparative research and facilitate cross-partnership collaborations

 

 

 

Advance policies and system reforms

 

 

Benefits for Research-Practice Partnerships

Develop and share best partnership practices

  • Learn from a professional community of RPPs throughout the country
    • Annual meetings with RPP researchers and district leaders to facilitate peer to peer dialogue and sharing of best practices
    • Customized support for RPP development and problem-solving
    • Assistance with media relations, branding, and publicizing research briefs
    • Web and email alerts for RPP job openings, requests for proposals, and other opportunities

Synthesize research findings and build knowledge

  • Have RPP-produced research disseminated more easily and widely
    • Annual report of RPP research highlighting the work of RPPs and the impacts of RPPs on important school district outcomes
    • Creation of development and feedback loop opportunities across partnerships

Produce comparative research and facilitate cross-partnership collaborations

  • Collaborate with RPPs throughout the country
    • Coordination of comparative research projects that produce peer-reviewed journal articles or practitioner-friendly briefs
    • Facilitation of joint grant proposals
    • Organization of conference panels and joint presentations
    • Coordination of external peer reviews

Advance policies and system reforms

 

  • Join a unified voice advocating for RPPs
    • Promotion and exposition of the importance of RPPs to national stakeholders in policy and philanthropic communities
    • Development of strategic relationships in a variety of sectors to build support for RPPs
    • Articulation of significant research findings from RPPs of interest to policymakers and/or research being used by administrators in these RPPs

Annual fee waived for first year of membership

More Information

After the first year, the annual membership fee for each research-practice partnership is $2,000. The fee covers the cost of attendance to the NNERPP Annual Forum for two representatives from the partnership, which must include one researcher and one practitioner.