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.   

Educational Researchers’ Survey Launched 

The Center is currently disseminating a pilot survey to educational researchers to help better understand and describe the relationship that currently exists between the communities of researchers and school-based practitioners.  Please click here to take a survey to help answer questions about these topics:   

Please share your experiences by taking this survey.

Those who complete the survey will be entered into a raffle to win an iPad.  We greatly appreciate the time of those who help us to advance our understanding of how education research impacts educational policy and the decisions made by teachers and school districts.

 

Learn more about Research4Schools

Our Work

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

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Resources

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

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Publications

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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Partners

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

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Blog

Find insights from stakeholders about their work with evidence.

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Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls Our weekend reading, “The Role of Federal Agencies in Creating and Administering Evidence-Based Policies,” by our a… https://t.co/oLuHojBYAk 1 week ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls RT @UDCRESP: Dr. Riser presenting her research in collaboration with Dr. Henry May to @UDCRESP staff and @TeenSHARP guest. Best salad Monda… 2 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls RT @MiriamFein: @PaulEdelblut @caragerber @Rsrch4Schls @AIMtoLearn @AIMSchool @TheFCRR @ImpleScientist I'd definitely recommend anyone inte… 2 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls RT @effortfuleduktr: @Rsrch4Schls @researchED_US has been linking researchers and educators for years... 2 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls RT @emergentpolicy: Good commentary, but I wonder if it's concentrating on the wrong problem. I don't think the author or the target in thi… 2 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls RT @emergentpolicy: The field will find difficulty accelerating improvement if #evidenceuse is limited to this kind of transactional matchm… 2 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls RT @emergentpolicy: #deeperevidenceuse is processes (& culture) using evidence to help build understanding of underlying gaps & contemplate… 2 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls RT @emergentpolicy: ...and using evidence as part of a systematic process of inquiry to understand the consequences of decisions made and t… 2 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls RT @emergentpolicy: Some common missteps when it comes to successfully sharing and spreading improvement ideas in organizations. "Seven Spr… 2 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls RT @EPICedpolicy: Check out extended comments from our Co-Director @KatharineStrunk on this week’s major #Janus ruling! https://t.co/kZNK9 2 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls @ISTE2018 Kudos to ISTE for having their first gathering of researchers, educators, and knowledge brokers for the s… https://t.co/cZnwdz8Usd 3 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls @caragerber Tho it varies by SEA/LEA, wonder if anyone asked a researcher to be at the table at point of developmen… https://t.co/ggIqt2Mkh0 3 weeks ago