Hello world. We are delighted to announce the launch of the BERA Blog. If you are a teacher, researcher, policy maker, politician, parent, or simply someone interested in writing or reading about educational research look no further. Provocative, original, challenging – we seek to publish short pieces in clear, accessible and precise language but always research informed. Here you will find summaries of the latest in education research, policy responses, opinion pieces and short reports. Our Special Interest groups reflect the breadth and diversity of research in education. Our Forums showcase work that is innovative, at times controversial but always stimulating. And our members represent the full spectrum of expertise in educational policy and practice. Open to anyone, anywhere, to make a submission, the aim is to stimulate debate on all things educational. If you would like to contribute to this Blog contact us. Welcome to the BERA Blog!