Our Partners

HERC Partners

HERC’s work to improve the connection between education research and decision-making is done alongside our 11 partner schools districts from across the Greater Houston area and representing more than 714,000 students in the region.

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CFISD
Friendswood
Houston ISD
Katy ISD
Klein ISD
Pasadena ISD
Spring Branch ISD
Sheldon ISD
Spring ISD
Aldine ISD
Alief ISD
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National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships

National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships

HERC is a founding member of the National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships (NNERPP). NNERPP aims to develop, support and connect partnerships between education agencies and research institutions in order to improve the relationships between research, policy and practice. Read more about NNERPP members, outreach and work.

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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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Our Funders

Investment in HERC’s work moves critical efforts forward in ensuring data and collaborative research are at the forefront of decision-making to improve equitable education outcomes in our communities.

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Hours

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT
(Weekdays)

713-348-2532
herc@rice.edu

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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