Welcome to HERC

The Houston Education Research Consortium is a research-practice partnership between Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research 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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Mailing Address

Rice University
Kinder Institute for Urban Research
6100 Main Street, MS-208
Houston, TX 77005

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Physical address

Kraft Hall - Suite 305
6100 Main Street  
Houston, TX 77005 


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