2016 Research, Policy and Practice Conference

Co-Sponsored by The School District of Philadelphia and

The Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic 

Philadelphia School District Central Administration Building
440 N. Broad Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19130

October 26, 2016 
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.


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Sharon Sniffen 
REL Mid-Atlantic


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The School District of Philadelphia invites you to attend the third annual Research, Policy and Practice Conference (R2P 2016). This year, we'll continue to focus on program implementation, literacy, and college and career readiness, which are central to the District's Action Plan 3.0.

The conference will give practitioners and researchers working in the District a chance to share their experiences with programming, research, and evaluation while learning from each other and brainstorming ways to bridge research, policy, and practice. 

Featured Speaker

Dr. Angela Preston, Implementation Specialist from the National Implementation Research Network, will speak on implementation and its implications for sustaining high -- quality programming.

Poster Fair 

Researchers will share their ongoing studies and evaluations at an interactive poster session designed to foster interconnectedness throughout Philadelphia’s diverse community of researchers, practitioners, program implementers, and education stakeholders. The poster fair will give researchers an opportunity to present their studies in a practitioner-friendly environment, as well as to network with colleagues and peers from across the city.

Breakout Sessions

Researchers and practitioners interested in the same topics will come together to discuss their work, assess needs, and consider how to foster the integration of research, policy, and practice in K -- 12 education across Philadelphia. Breakout sessions will include panelists focused on:

  • An English Language Learner mini-forum with the Philadelphia Education Research Consortium (PERC) 
  • Lessons from Implementation Science and High School Improvement with the Baltimore Educational Research Consortium (BERC)       
  • Current implementation and evaluation of Anchor Goal 2 (early literacy)
  • Success mentors and City Year
  • Positive Behavioral Supports and Restorative Practices
  • Bullying Prevention programming
  • A toolkit for partnerships
  • A focus on 9th grade
  • Evaluation of Career and Technical Education
  • New approaches to nutrition education

 See the full agenda for more details!