In the report "Fulfilling the Promise? Early Findings on Oregon’s New College Grant Program," Education Northwest explores the Oregon Promise program, a statewide grant program designed to encourage graduating Oregon high school students and recent GED recipients to attend community college in Oregon. The report examines the implementation of the program and the progress in its first year, finding early successes as well as some areas for improvement. For more detailed findings and recommendations for the future, read the report here!


Dr. Elaine Allensworth, Lewis-Sebring Director of the UChicago Consortium on School Research, recently sat down with The Ed Couple to talk about the UChicago Consortium and Consortium research, about how a research-practice partnership works and efforts to bridge research and practice, and more. Listen to the podcast here


Several of our NNERPP members and friends are currently hiring! To see job openings in the RPP world, you can always go to the job postings sections under News on our website. Help spread the word or advertise your own openings! Let us know if you'd like us to post an open position.

"New Database Helps Connect Education Researchers, Schools," a blogpost by Sarah D. Sparks that introduces the National Education Researcher Database (NERD). Though not officially launched yet, we recommend keeping an eye out for this promising new networking database created by the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia and its Jefferson Education Accelerator that will help connect education researchers and school district officials. 

"Are We Doing Enough to Build the Evidence and Learning Systems That Will Improve State Practices?," a blogpost by Nate Schwartz of the Tennessee Department of Education on how best to make use of research evidence to improve educational practice and the role of state departments.

"Trump Education Dept. Releases New ESSA Guidelines," a blogpost by Alyson Klein that talks about the new ESSA guidelines and some of the biggest changes. 

Don't forget to save the date for this year's NNERPP Annual Forum! 

When: July 26-28 
Where: Nashville, Tennessee

More details to come soon!

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Are you presenting at an upcoming conference or have any research you'd like to share with the community? Let us know and we'll spread the word!
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Our next Virtual Brownbag is coming up soon! Join us on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 2:00pm CT!

Topic: Caitlin Farrell will be talking about recent research done with Cynthia Coburn examining district conditions that lead to learning and capacity to work within partnerships

Pre-reading: To read the paper Caitlin Farrell will be talking about, follow this link

Presenter: Caitlin Farrell, Director of the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice (NCRPP)
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