The Northwestern-Evanston Education Research Alliance (NEERA) collaboratively leverages the expertise of researchers and practitioners in and out of school to promote the learning and development of the young people of Evanston and the world beyond.


NEERA joins scholars from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy together with practitioners from Evanston school districts to work for equity and excellence in education. Driven by the needs of schools and community, and powered by a university, NEERA works to meet those needs through the intellectual talent, resources, and willingness of its partners.