The Houston Education Research Consortium

a program of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research


Dropout Indicators Feature

Secondly Reading initiative Feature

Improving Math Scores


The 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:


Houston Endowment


Rice University Study Looks Into Predictors For Student Drop Outs
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With $2.2 Million in grants, a new type of education research thrives
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$2.2 Million in Grants Connect Education Research and School Problems
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Column: Socioeconomic diversity strengthens schools
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Rice University Centennial Campaign Video
Rice University