Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) is a research partnership between
Rice University and the Houston Independent School District (HISD), the largest
district in Texas and the seventh largest in the United States. HERC brings together education researchers
and education decision makers to work to ensure that all children have access
to a high quality education, regardless of their economic status or where they
live. HERC’s research agenda is informed
by the needs of local education leaders, and the decisions of these leaders are
informed by the research produced by HERC and its affiliates.
The Houston Education Research Consortium is generously funded by:
The Centennial Campaign Video:
Featuring HERC Director Dr. Ruth Lopez-Turley
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If you would like to gain some research experience working with the HERC research team, you may enroll in Soc 327 (fall) or Soc 328 (spring). The HERC research team meets Fridays at 10am in Sewall 250. Please bring a special registration form with you on the first day of the semester.
Apollo 20 Report
HISD's Apollo 20 program should expand tutoring, according to independent review from HERC. Click here to read the review.