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.

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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 "What if evidence-use is an area where school leaders, teachers & education policy-makers could work together...to… https://t.co/hGJ2T4vqh6 1 day ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls Sorry for the radio silence today! We’ve been in some great sessions processing all the ways to leverage connection… https://t.co/qIAWH54iuh 1 week ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls RT @ccfarrell: For my qualitative friends: would you be open to sharing your qual data (think IV transcripts, field notes) to public resear… 1 week ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls Jennifer Steele concern about transparency #IESPIMtg: gets at honesty but not public capacity to understand/evaluate quality 1 week ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls Arthurlupia #IESPIMtg strong incntvs 4 Rs to discover & publish, weaker to explain how findings emerged...part of a… https://t.co/poQHBCaHI0 1 week ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls @ArthurLupia #IESPIMtg one value of research is credible and legitimate evaluation of information...but that’s earned not a given 1 week ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls @bpenuel @LearnDBIR @NCRPP @ccfarrell...enjoying your tweets on @arthurlupia #IESPIMtg 🙂 1 week ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls @ArthurLupia #IESPIMtg if information everywhere and everyone is an expert, 1) why should we pay for what you do an… https://t.co/t3z98Myjvx 1 week ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls @ArthurLupia #IESPIMtg science sells information and meaning, but context of internet has dramatically changed access to those things 1 week ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls @ArthurLupia #IESPIMtg used a term we are big fans of when it comes to research evidence: empowering. 1 week ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls #IESPIMtg @ArthurLupia is a strong believer in communication of science: it’s like a “away game”, how can I be of s… https://t.co/acYQr7GT22 1 week ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls @ArthurLupia #IESPIMtg what is the role of expertise in current policy climate? What is the path forward? 1 week ago