This series of briefs looked at CTE graduates' postsecondary education and workforce outcomes.
This series of briefs examines whether HISD students across campuses have equitable access to health resources, support staff and technology.
This series of briefs focuses on teacher qualifications and student outcomes in the Houston Independent School District.
This brief examines the impact of the EMERGE program on the likelihood of participating students applying to and enrolling in selective colleges.
This brief examines how students' living distance from their zoned school and access to district-provided school transportation impact enrollment decisions.
This series of briefs looks at how social and emotional skills are related to academic outcomes, absenteeism, and exclusionary discipline; the context of SSES skills; and the commonalities and differences between students’ self-ratings and teachers’ ratings of students’ SE skills.
This brief examines the middle and high school outcomes of long-term English speakers in the Houston region, with a specific focus on how the timing of reclassification was associated with academic achievement and school engagement.
This study examined the availability and access to Career and Technical Education programs in HISD.
HISD's 2021 student needs survey measured student needs across five categories: health, mental health, basic needs, home learning environment, and enrichment activities.
This report proposes alternative definitions for student continuous enrollment. It also looks at the relationship between continuous enrollment and performance.
This brief serves as the fourth, and final, study in a series examining pre-K access for students in HISD.
The 41st Kinder Houston Area Survey shares Houstonians’ views on the economy, crime, the pandemic and other issues related to the city’s demographic transformations.
This research brief examines student, campus, and neighborhood characteristics that can be considered risk or protective factors for the likelihood of an English learner (EL) becoming an LTEL (long-term English learner).
This report is the culmination of a multi-year study on student mobility undertaken by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research's Houston Education Research Consortium in collaboration with 10 public school districts in the Houston area.
A study of 10 public school districts in the Houston area found that the higher the school-year mobility rate at a school, the lower its accountability performance.
The Houston Independent School District has bolstered its wraparound services with the opening of seven new Sunrise Centers since September. These services assist with a variety of non-instructional needs, including after-school care, clothing, enrichment activities, food, health care, school supplies and other resources.
Tens of thousands of students in the Houston area change schools during the school year or over the summer, which poses a variety of problems for academic achievement, according to the Kinder Institute’s Houston Education Research Consortium. In some cases, students are not moving schools for academic reasons, but because of housing needs — their families are facing eviction or in search of more affordable rent.
“Career and technical education,” or CTE, tends to conjure up the image of students receiving hands-on training in high-wage technical occupations such as welding or HVAC repair. These programs do indeed provide the skills and experience to succeed in such fields, but today’s CTE offerings go far beyond the vocational training of previous decades.
Over 1 in 3 children born around 1980 in the U.S. who grew up in households with incomes near or below the poverty line remained in low-income households when they were in their 30s. This is intergenerational poverty, and it carries profound impacts on the ability of individuals, families and communities to prosper.
Teachers are the most important resource in a school campus, and ensuring students have access to highly qualified teachers is essential. Unfortunately for PK-12 students in Texas, too many teachers have been leaving the profession and too few highly trained and experienced teachers are taking their place. At the same time, some schools have greater access to highly qualified teachers than others, which poses an obstacle to closing achievement gaps.
The 2024 Kinder Institute Luncheon will honor Dr. Marc. L. Boom, president and CEO of Houston Methodist. Findings from the 43rd Kinder Houston Area Survey will also be shared.
Robert L. Santos, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, will discuss leveraging data to advance equity and diversity, lessons learned from the 2020 census, and plans to reach historically undercounted communities in 2030.
This program will highlight historic patterns of significant student mobility, what it means for student outcomes and strategies for supporting students.
The annual luncheon brings together hundreds of business, nonprofit and community leaders to learn about the leading issues facing our community and country.
Ruth J. Simmons, a leading voice in higher education, will be in conversation with Ruth N. López Turley, director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Join the Kinder Institute's Houston Education Research Consortium for a conversation highlighting recent pre-K research.
During this event, findings from a recent survey of HISD student and family needs will be shared. Breakout sessions will be organized around a series of key areas of need in the district, such as health, housing, basic needs, and extracurricular supports.
Learn about current and ongoing research efforts by Houston Education Research Consortium and Houston Independent School District researchers.
After two years of virtual events, the 2022 Kinder Institute Luncheon will once again be one of Houston’s most insightful gatherings of business and community leaders!
Houston Education Research Consortium shares results from the Survey on Social and Emotional Skills. A panel discusses the study’s local and international implications.
The Kinder Institute held its 2021 annual luncheon on Tuesday, May 11 as a virtual Lunch-Out. Guests from Houston and around the world gathered online to hear Stephen Klineberg and other institute leaders share the findings from the 40th Kinder Houston Area Survey, and discuss key aspects of the institute’s transformative efforts in response to the challenges of the pandemic.
Acclaimed economist Rucker C. Johnson discusses his new book, "Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works."
Kinder Institute Founding Director Stephen Klineberg talks with Director Bill Fulton about his new book, which tracks the progress of Houston during almost four decades of remarkable economic, demographic and technological change.
Stephen Klineberg presents the findings from the 39th Kinder Houston Area Survey. The event also honors Rev. William A. Lawson with the 2020 Stephen L. Klineberg Award for more than 60 years of service to Houston and its people.
The 2019 Kinder Institute luncheon gathered thousands of Houston’s business, nonprofit and community leaders to hear Stephen Klineberg present the findings from the 38th annual Kinder Houston Area Survey. The event also honored Jeff Hines, president and CEO of Hines.