CGD is launching a new initiative on education reform in the developing world, involving some of the most exciting researchers in the field. We're tentatively calling it “Research on Improving Systems of Education,” aka RISE (get it?). New website and more details coming soon. In the meantime, here’s the first in a periodic series of education-related links that are worth checking out. Thanks to Amanda Beatty and Lee Crawfurd for helping curate the list.