Even if a piece of education research is flawless (which itself is relatively unlikely), experience suggests that it's unlikely to be reported completely accurately, despite journalists' best efforts. Why does this happen?
I gave a presentation on this really, and have included the slides (below). The presentation is a completely updated version of part of a chapter I wrote for a book (referenced in the slides).
I don’t the slides are completely useful on their own, because when I was giving the presentation I talked about other research not shown on the slides, and drew out inferences and provided more examples of the things I was talking about, and more anecdotal evidence than is apparent from the slides.
If you think your conference would benefit from a talk on the subject, then please get in touch. In any event, I hope you find the slides useful.