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.
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.
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