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 31 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.
Just released: The inaugural issue of NNERPP | Extra, our new quarterly magazine sharing deep and reflective articles around pressing issues in education tackled by research-practice partnerships across the country, the impacts and use of such research on policy and practice, and high-priority questions that consider how to engage in research-practice partnership work more effectively.
In this issue: Insights from RPP research on the transition to kindergarten; thoughts on measuring the value of RPPs; a spotlight on the role of brokers; and a roundup listing all of our members’ research from the past quarter.
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Houston Education Research Consortium
Tennessee Education Research Alliance
John W. Gardner Center
Research Alliance for New York City Schools
Kinder Institute for Urban Research
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