Check out the What Works Clearinghouse
In search of scientific education research, up-to-date school statistics, and evaluations of federal education efforts? Then look no further than the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and What Works Clearinghouse (WWC). Both have been available for awhile now-they were formed by the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002-but have improved noticeably in recent months. WWC, in the hands of a new contractor, is striving to be more relevant and accessible to teachers and non-wonks. IES has improved its search feature and is a good starting point when looking for education research and information. These sites are worth visiting now and on a regular basis to keep up with the latest in education research.