UCSC participates in the 2017 Annual NNERPP Forum

Posted On July 28, 2017
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The Urban Child Study Center (UCSC) is a member of the National Network  of Education Research-Practice Partnerships (NNERPP). This week, UCSC, participated in the 2017 Annual NNERPP Forum in Nashville, Tennessee. The UCSC team was joined by two of its current research partners: Atlanta Public Schools (Janelle Clay) and GEEARS (Hanah Goldberg). Together, they were able to share and highlight the research-practice partnership known as Atlanta 323.


Atlanta 323 is a research alliance between Atlanta Public Schools (APS) and Georgia State University (GSU) focused on Atlanta’s preschool to 3rd grade (P3) early childhood system. Atlanta 323 leverages existing activities and partnerships to focus on one of the critical stages in the evolution of a P3 system: developing the research infrastructure that will allow APS and its stakeholders to utilize data to inform programmatic, practice, and policy decisions.

This forum provided an opportunity to learn from and be engaged with other RPPs from across the nation. Presently, the Urban Child Study Center is the only member of NNERPP in the state of Georgia.  Atlanta 323 is funded by generous support from the Institute of Education Sciences and the Spencer Foundation.