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RPPs at Scale? Lessons Learned from 10 Years of REL Research Partnerships (Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Conference)

On March 9, 2020, the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness announced that its March 2020 conference is cancelled. REL Midwest will post an update on this page if an opportunity is provided to share this presentation virtually in the future.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Time: 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Eastern Time

Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) Spring 2020 Conference
Salon 7
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 South Potomac Ave.
Arlington, VA 22202


In this panel session, leaders from four RELs who have been involved in the evolution of research-practice partnerships discuss their experiences and the lessons learned from 10 years of work building, maintaining, and scaling research partnerships. The panelists focus on issues including funding, turnover of staff and policy leadership changes, sustainability, and how to build internal organizational capacity to sustain partnerships. The panel is structured as an interactive discussion with each of the panelists reacting to questions from the chair around these topics.


  • Christopher Mazzeo, Education Northwest
  • Fiona Helsel, REL Northwest
  • Julie Riordan, REL Northeast and Islands
  • Julie Kochanek, REL Midwest
  • Barbara Foorman, REL Southeast