About the National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships




NNERPP launched in January, 2016 under the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Prior to NNERPP, numerous singular efforts by leaders from several place-based district-university research-practice partnerships to convene regularly in order to share best practices and learn from each other took place. The need to create a more permanent infrastructure not only to communicate more frequently but to also systematically collect useful partnership strategies became quite apparent. NNERPP aims to create a professional learning community among education research-practice partnerships that will ultimately improve how research is used to inform problems of practice.




The National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships (NNERPP) aims to develop, support, and connect partnerships between education agencies and research institutions in order to improve the relationships between research, policy, and practice.




NNERPP will help partnerships:

  • Develop and share best partnership practices
  • Synthesize research findings and build knowledge
  • Produce comparative research and facilitate cross-partnership collaborations
  • Advance policies and system reforms