The following links to a short piece on research in education written by Daniel Willingham that appears in the Washington Post's The Answer Sheet. It's definitely worth a look.
There is a lot of excellent research in education. I spend most of my time reading basic scientific work and trying to understand what it means for classrooms and for policy, and much of what I draw on is education research.
What research is worth considering? What research should inform our practice? If, in education, there is resistance to education what should be done about it?