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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.

EPPI Centre successful in EU bid

The EPPI Centre, at the Institute of Education, has been successful in its bid to the European Commission for a two year project to build a network on evidence-based policy and practice across the EU. 

Think-tank, Demos investigates evidence-based reform across children's services

The political think-tank, Demos, have released a report exploring how systems can be created that make better and more widespread use of evidence-based practice.

EEP Evidence Support Programme miniguides

As you may already by aware, the Educational Evidence Portal (EEP) is an online search engine that helps you find educational evidence from a range of reputable UK sources ( EEP have recently developed a new set of online learning materials to support people wishing to make more use of evidence and the services offered through the eep portal.

Three years of funding received for CEBE infrastructure

The Institute for Effective Education (IEE) has received funding through the Bowland Trust to support the infrastructure costs of CEBE over the next three years. This funding will cover ongoing costs for CEBE meetings, support working groups on specific projects/proposals, enable communications across the network of CEBE members, and support the steering group in its strategic overview of CEBE.