The Center for Research Use in Education is “Rethinking Research for Schools” (R4S)

Our mission

is to expand the study of research use and produce a more holistic picture of what drives it, from the production of knowledge by researchers to the application of research in schools. We also seek to identify strategies that can make research more meaningful to classroom practice.  

Why Research Use?

At our center, we believe that education research is an important part of the educational process. We further believe that rigorous evidence, whether qualitative or quantitative, can foster better opportunities and outcomes for children by empowering educators, families, and communities with additional knowledge to inform better decision-making. For this reason, we seek to support strong ties between research and practice.   

Evidence-Based Decision-Making Webinar Plans Underway

Give us your ideas for the perfect webinar

We have been studying how educators access research and how researchers disseminate their research. We are ready to take what we have learned in this research and share it in a webinar series. As we start the planning, we want feedback from you, our intended audience of school and district leaders and instructional leaders. We will be sharing our plans for the series and want you to tell us how we can create a successful series that addresses your needs and those of your colleagues.

This planning session will be Wednesday, November 17 at 3:30 Eastern/2:30 Central/1:30 Mountain/12:30 Pacific

This feedback session will be held using Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to those who register.

If you are available and want to give us ideas for planning a successful learning experience for you and your colleagues, please register here





Learn more about Research4Schools

Our Work

Learn more about our two-part research plan and our guiding framework.

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Check out user guides, fact sheets, and more downloadable resources.

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Delve into our team’s library of research on knowledge utilization.

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Our Team

Get to know the R4S team and their powerful mix of expertise.

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We’re proud to have a strong foundation of institutional support behind our Center.

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Find insights from stakeholders about their work with evidence.

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