What is EMC?

Do you ever see an education story in the news and ask: “What`s the evidence behind that? If so, the Education Media Centre aims to help you find out.

The centre is an independent charity set up to improve understanding of education research and evidence.

Our goal is to inform evidence-based policy and practice by raising awareness of what we know about what works – and what doesn’t – in education.

We do this by making it easy for the news media and others to access useful evidence and research expertise on education.

We respond to and share breaking news stories, and we help academics to ensure good research evidence and expertise is available to the media and to others.

We have no political, ideological or research agenda and no affiliation to any other organisation.


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Do you want a round-up of all the news that matters about education, delivered to your inbox every Monday morning? If so you should sign up for our free weekly newsletter.

We cover every phase of education and try to focus not just on what’s making the headlines but also on the evidence behind the news. If there’s a major piece of research, a government announcement or some useful evidence about what works, we provide a summary as well as linking to the original source.

We also keep you up to date with the latest political debate and other stories in the news about education.

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Quality, experience and expertise

The Education Media Centre team includes journalists with many years’ experience of reporting on education in the national media, and sits at the heart of a network of respected figures in education journalism, research and policy.

Our work is informed and underpinned by support from a Research Advisory Panel. Its members are all senior education researchers and we can turn to them for advice on the robustness of the evidence we share.


Contact EMC

Address19 Waterloo Park, Station Road, Leiston, Suffolk. IP16 4GW UK
Telephone+44 (0) 7939 262 001