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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. 

Feasibility study shows strong need for Education Media Centre

There has been significant progress over the last three months on the CEBE project to develop an Education Media Centre - a new initiative to make education research more accessible to the press, media and policy makers.

Graham Allen review into Early Intervention identifies evidence-based programmes


MP for Nottingham North, Graham Allen, has led a government review on Early Intervention that bases its recommendations around an evidence-based approach to children's services and early intervention.

C4EO/IEE research review shows that effective classroom strategies make the biggest difference to learning outcomes.

A new review, published by the Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s Services (C4EO), has shown that improving classroom practice can close the achievement gap for children living in poverty.

The review, carried out by the Institute for Effective Education at the University of York, found that it is the quality of teaching that makes the biggest difference to learning outcomes.