Welcome to HERC

The Houston Education Research Consortium is a research-practice partnership between Rice University and 11 Houston-area school districts
to guide data-driven, equity-minded policy.

Transformative Research

HERC uses a partnership research model – a jointly developed research agenda that involves both researchers and school district leaders working together on critical issues to improve educational equity. HERC follows a long-term, rather than project-based, collaboration to solve longstanding problems
with a focus on informing decision-makers directly.

HERC Impact

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Invest in a strong future for students through transformative research informing today’s school leaders. Support our work, our partnerships and our people.

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8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT


HERC is a program of the
Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

Mailing Address

Rice University | HERC
6100 Main Street, MS-258
Houston, TX 77005

Subscribe to HERC News,
our quarterly e-newsletter.

Physical address

Kraft Hall - Suite 378
6100 Main Street  
Houston, TX 77005 
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