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 39 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

New funding opportunity: The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is inviting applications from US-based teams of schools, support organizations, and/or researchers who want to apply the science of learning and human development to improve existing school-based practices that develop self direction and curiosity, specifically in adolescents (age 11-18 years old). 

CZI is looking for practices that go beyond standalone interventions and are integrated into the core structure(s) in the school model, including teaching and learning, school culture and climate, mentoring/advisory, and/or professional learning. The RFA is focused on supporting educators to implement, improve and measure practices in their schools using the science of human learning and adolescent development. The grant is supporting educators to:

  • First, apply the science of learning and adolescent development to practices in their schools
  • Second, evaluate the impact of the changes that they’ve made and make adjustments (as necessary)
  • Third, measure the results for students and teachers

Applications must be submitted by 9 PM PDT, September 13, 2019

See full RFA details here.

NEWSLETTER

Houston Independent School District
San Francisco Unified School District
Madison Metropolitan School District
Education Northwest
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities
Research Alliance for New York City Schools
Education Policy Innovation Collaborative
UChicago Consortium

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