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EIPPEE initiative leads to permanent international network

A three-year international programme to enhance the use of research evidence as an essential aspect of efforts to improve education has resulted in the creation of a permanent network to continue the work. Three years ago, 18 partners from 10 European countries joined a project on evidence in education, set up by the EPPI Centre at the Institute of Education in London and funded by the European Commission.

New Alliance for Useful Evidence report on 'Evidence-informed practice'

Evidence for the Frontline: A report for the Alliance for Useful Evidence

A new paper explores what can be drawn from the advances in a range of fields to mobilise research knowledge more effectively across social policy and practice.

Research into effective use of pupil premium published by Ofsted, IPPR and the Sutton Trust

An abundance of research and inspection evidence on the effectiveness of school spending on the pupil premium has been published in recent weeks, including reports from Ofsted (, IPPR (, and the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and Sutton Trust.

New report by Carol Campbell and Ben Levin on using research to inform practice

The urgent need to build strong connections between school teachers and researchers was a much debated theme at threeEducation Endowment Foundation events last autumn.

Education Endowment Foundation provides boost to developing evidence-based practices for poorest students

This summer saw a promising glimpse of the coalition government’s will to back the development and growth of evidence-based interventions in education, through the formation of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF).  Under the guidance of the Sutton Trust and Impetus Trust, the EEF is planning to invest as much as £200m over the next 15 years in initiatives that raise the achievement of pupils in the most challenging circumstances.

CEBE 2011/12 Event Series

When CEBE began in 2009 it was widely felt that we didn't want it to just be just a 'talking shop', but instead wanted to encourage progress through joint action.

CUREE systematic review on 'Professional Practitioner Use of Research'

The Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE) has published a systematic review investing practitioner engagement in and/or with research and its impact on learners.

Institute for Government calls for better quality control on policy making

The Institute for Government has published the results of its year-long research into better policy-making in a recent report, Making Policy Better. The research - drawing on interviews with over 20 former ministers and 50 civil servants - suggests that despite attempts to improve policy making under the last government, reforms fell short, with a lack of coherence between different elements of the policy making process.

Evidence for the Frontline project moves into action!

Over the last couple of months, a CEBE working group has been speaking with a diverse range of teaching professionals to identify their needs in terms of accessing and using research evidence.