Our Funders

Supporting our mission at HERC

We are grateful to the foundations and organizations who help support HERC’s important work in creating equity-minded solutions and opportunities for
Greater Houston-area students. This investment is critical in ensuring data and
collaborative research are at the forefront of decision-making
to improve education outcomes in our communities.

Our Partners

Collaborative research

HERC’s work to improve the connection between education research and decision-making is done alongside our 11 partner school districts from across the Greater Houston area.

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Our Story

The Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) is a research-practice partnership between Rice University and 11 Houston-area school districts. HERC research is developed directly alongside district leaders with findings shared with decision makers – culminating in long-term, equity-minded solutions, opportunities and growth for Houston and beyond.

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

Mailing Address

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

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our quarterly e-newsletter.

Physical address

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