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 44 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

NNERPP Annual Forum

… and that’s a wrap! This year’s virtual learning journey took place July 20-24, and we had a wonderful timing learning together.

Under the theme “RPP Effectiveness: Adapting and Advancing Towards a New Normal in an Era of Disruption,” participants gathered virtually for 30 live breakout sessions spanning five main themes: RPP Effectiveness; Use of Research Evidence; Sustainability, Adaptability, Flexibility; RPP Management; and Looking Ahead.

The 2020 NNERPP Annual Forum objectives included:

1) Build relationships among members

2) Share information about RPP work on immediate and long term needs and challenges relating to the pandemic and racial justice issues 

3) Exchange strategies and promising practices for creating and maintaining partnerships 

We look forward to continuing this learning journey together, as we each take the nuggets of wisdom we’ve collected during the week and apply them to our individual work, our partnership endeavors, and our larger collaborative efforts in the field.

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