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NEWS: THE RESEARCH ALLIANCE CREATES SCHOOL-LEVEL MASTER FILE

The Research Alliance for New York City Schools recently developed the School-Level Master File (SCHMA) dataset with information on all NYC schools from the 1995-1996 school year through 2015-2016. The dataset includes enrollment data and demographic information, attendance and high school graduation rates, school expenditure data, and information on a number of other characteristics. For more information on SCHMA and on downloading, go here!

NEWS: PERC WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR

The Philadelphia Education Research Consortium welcomed Dr. Ruth Curran Neild as its new Director in January. Dr. Neild previously served as the Delegated Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and is thrilled to now be joining PERC and returning to Philadelphia. See this press release for more information on Dr. Neild's roots in Philadelphia and new position!

NEWS: DR. JAMES KEMPLE PRESENTS AT HARVARD

Dr. James Kemple, Executive Director of The Research Alliance for New York City Schools, will present “High School Closures in New York City: Impacts on Students’ Academic Outcomes, Attendance, and Mobility” at Harvard University Center for Education Policy Research's PIER Public Seminar Series on Monday, February 6 at 4:15pm ET. This is a live streaming event.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY NEWS

There is still time to apply for this “Computer Science for All” grant from the  National Science Foundation (NSF)! This solicitation specifically focuses on Research-Practice Partnerships. The submission deadline is February 28, 2017 by 5:00pm submitter's local time.
WHAT WE ARE READING THIS WEEK

We are exploring RPP-related work from fields other than education this week. We recommend checking out:

Guidelines for Successful Researcher-Practioner Partnerships in the Criminal Justice System: Findings from the Research-Practitioner Partnerships Study,” by Tami P. Sullivan, Tara McPartland, and Bonnie S. Fisher.

Bridging the gap between research and practice,” an article by Julie E. Ferguson which highlights the challenges posed by differences between institutions that try to work together and provides some building blocks for bridging this gap.
CONNECTION CORNER

Mark your calendars! This year's Annual Forum will be held on July 26-28 in Nashville, Tennessee. More details to come!
 
--NNERPP members:

Are you presenting at an upcoming conference?
Let us know so we can connect you with other NNERPP community members.

Do you have upcoming research that you'd like to share with the community? Let us know and we'll feature it in the next newsletter.
VIRTUAL BROWNBAGS
For NNERPP members only

Save the date for our next Virtual Brownbag coming up later this month on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 2:00pm CT!


Topic
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Free software tool to facilitate the research process, geared particularly towards non-academics

Presenter:
Alexandra Resch, Associate Director at Mathematica Policy Research
 
NNERPP is made possible by the generous funding support of the William T. Grant Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, and The Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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