Despite having one of the largest urban park systems in the country and one of the highest levels of philanthropic support of parks, Houston falls behind other major cities in funding them — and a majority of residents say they are willing to spend more to elevate the city’s investment, a new study by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University has found.
Fall 2023 Research Relays to Open with “Work and Society”
Over half of renters in Harris County and Houston are now spending in excess of 30% of their income on housing costs, according to a new report by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Houstonians’ views on social issues and the biggest challenges facing the region were revealed in the 2023 Kinder Houston Area Survey, which was released at a sold-out luncheon May 15 at the Marriott Marquis Houston.
A turbulent economy and increasingly expensive and unattainable housing were dominant concerns cited by respondents to the 42nd annual Kinder Houston Area Survey, released today at the annual Kinder Institute Luncheon at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Houston.
Houstonians’ views on social issues and the biggest challenges facing the region will be revealed in the 2023 Kinder Houston Area Survey, which will be released at a sold-out luncheon May 15 at the Marriott Marquis Houston.
With publicly-funded state universities eliminating diversity, equity and inclusion as part of the hiring process, and proposed legislation targeted at other DEI policies in higher education, private institutions have an opportunity—and an obligation—to respond, Ruth J. Simmons said at the Kinder Institute Forum on Wednesday at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Rice University’s Office of STEM Engagement and ConocoPhillips welcomed 150 past and current participants in the ConocoPhillips Applied Mathematics Program (AMP!) to AMPosium! March 25 at the BioScience Research Collaborative. The yearlong program offers innovative strategies to science and mathematics teachers in grades 5 through 9.
Whether they’re personally struck by or spared from natural disasters, people are more likely to distrust the government when their family and friends are victims, according to new research from Rice University.
Possessing lots of persistence leads to better academic outcomes for Houston Independent School District students, according to a newly released series of reports from the Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC), a research center within Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
A new, $1 million gift from Houston Endowment to the Kinder Institute for Urban Research’s Houston Education Research Consortium will allow for expanded research capacity and more outreach to better educate practitioners and the public about pressing educational issues in the area.
When students who begin school learning English as a second language are deemed proficient earlier in their educational careers, their overall learning outcomes — including test scores and access to advanced coursework — can dramatically improve, according to a new research brief from the Rice University Kinder Institute’s Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC).
Mental and physical health support tops the list of Houston Independent School District student and parent needs, according to a new survey from Rice University Kinder Institute’s Houston Education Research Consortium.
President Biden has appointed Ruth López Turley, director of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and professor of sociology, to the National Board for Education Sciences.
A new $50 million grant from the Kinder Foundation will empower Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research as it focuses on a bold vision for “inclusive prosperity” — ensuring that everyone can contribute to Houston's success and share in its opportunities.