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Promising Partnership Practices

Promising Partnership Practice Book

Promising Partnership Practices

An annual collection of good ideas from the members of the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS).

ALL visitors to NNPS may explore each section of this year’s collection, or may order a print copy of the book.  Print copies of some books from 2000 to 2019 are available. Check the order form.

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Promising Partnership Practices 2023

Edited by Brenda G. Thomas, Joyce L. Epstein, and Zhe Zhao

The 2023 collection features 26 activities.



Previous Editions

ACTIVE MEMBERS of NNPS have access to prior books of Promising Partnership Practices.  Use your Member Access Code. Forgot the code? It is always in the monthly NNPS E-Brief or contact for this year’s Member Access Code.

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Members: If you need examples of activities from prior books of Promising Partnership Practices, contact: NNPS Senior Facilitator: Brenda Thomas,

Submit a Practice & Apply for a Partnership Award

Does your school, district, organization, or state have a promising partnership practice to submit for the next book of Promising Partnership Practices?  

Choose the questionnaire that you need below.  Then, follow the instructions for submitting your partnership practice to NNPS.

Submit your practice by June 30 for the next collection.

NNPS Partnership Award application is now part of the Promising Partnership Practices Questionnaire (see page 4). 

It is now easy to take your program to the next level and apply for an award at the same time that you submit a best practice.

School Promising Partnership Practice

School PPP Submission Instructions

School PPP Questionnaire – Word.doc (Printable) 

District Promising Partnership Practice

District PPP Submission Instructions

District PPP Questionnaire – Word .doc (Printable)

State Promising Partnership Practice

State PPP Submission Instructions

State PPP Questionnaire – Word .doc (Printable)

Organization Promising Partnership Practice

Organization PPP Submission Instructions

Organization PPP Questionnaire – Word .doc (Printable)