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Useful to Whom? Imagining the Next Generation of Education Research Partnerships

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9:30 am - 2:30 pm ET

Keynote & Presentations: 9:30 AM-12 PM (In-person & Zoom)
Lunch & NYU Seminar: 12-2:30 PM (In-person)

The field of education research faces an opportunity to deepen its impact and reimagine its approach to science and discovery. To reimagine is to move beyond the status quo and create space for the emergence of new connections, more meaningful engagement, and greater access to knowledge. We acknowledge that achieving these goals is a significant challenge. The inequality laid bare and hastened by the pandemic requires us to build equitable and responsive partnerships that can inform and be informed by communities. The “Useful to Whom? Imagining the Next Generation of Education Research Partnerships'' forum will showcase research-policy-practice partnerships paving the way for education impact. 

In the morning, the forum will feature a keynote by Dr. Vivian Tseng, Senior Vice President at the William T. Grant Foundation. Dr. Tseng launched the Foundation’s initiative on the use of research evidence in policy and practice and is instrumental in the field of research-practice partnerships, including supporting the creation the National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships.

The event will also feature presentations by scholars and community collaborators. Presenters include:

The morning keynote and presentations will be hosted in-person and over Zoom.

In the afternoon, Dr. Vivian Tseng will host an in-person seminar focusing on strategies for conducting responsible partnered research and translating findings into practice. The seminar is designed for NYU PhD and graduate students, but NYU faculty and researchers are also welcome to attend. Due to COVID-related restrictions, only members of the NYU community are eligible to attend in person and join the afternoon seminar on campus. Lunch will be provided to all in-person participants.

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This research-policy-practice forum is co-sponsored by the Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC), the Institute of Education Sciences-funded Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training (IES-PIRT) program, the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center), the Center for Practice and Research at the Intersection of Information, Society, and Methodology (PRIISM), and the Research Alliance for New York City Schools (RANYCS).

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The Institute of Human Development and Social Change

IHDSC is the largest interdisciplinary institute on New York University's Washington Square campus supporting rigorous research and training across social, behavioral, educational, policy, and health sciences.

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For over a decade, IHDSC and faculty from seven NYU academic units have trained incoming and advanced doctoral students from diverse backgrounds to become outstanding researchers in the educational sciences.

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Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools

We commit to social justice and the amplification of youth, parents, and community voices

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PRIISM is an interdisciplinary center that builds capacity for researchers within academia and beyond to collect data, build inferential models and predictive algorithms, and communicate findings in impactful and socially responsible ways.

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The Research Alliance for New York City Schools

The Research Alliance for New York City Schools conducts rigorous studies on topics that matter to the city’s public schools. We strive to advance equity and excellence in education by providing nonpartisan evidence about policies and practices that promote students' development and academic success.

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