HOUSTON – (Dec. 1, 2021) – Ruth López Turley, a prolific education researcher, professor of sociology and director of Rice University's Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC), has been selected as the next director of the university's Kinder Institute for Urban Research after current director Bill Fulton steps down June 30, 2022.
Houston’s supply of affordable housing is on the decline, and a new report from Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research says the city must take advantage of community, state and federal support to reverse the trend.
One in 10 Houston-area high schoolers who change schools during the academic year end up dropping out, a rate 40% higher than peers who do not change schools, according to a new study released today by the Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC).
Students who are suspended from school even once are much more likely to have contact with the juvenile justice system, according to new research from Rice University's Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC), which also shows that students who come in contact with the juvenile justice system are more likely to face suspension.
Ruth López Turley and Stephen Klineberg were honored at the 2021 Accolades Luncheon Oct. 8.
A new National Academies Gulf Research Program will expand the opportunities Rice students have to study and impact the most pressing environmental, health, energy and infrastructure challenges in the Gulf of Mexico region.
HOUSTON – (June 29, 2021) – A government policy that removes homeowners from flood-prone areas disproportionately disrupts the lives of residents from less white and affluent neighborhoods, according to new research from sociologists at Rice University and Temple University.
HOUSTON – (June 22, 2021) – Houston's share of homeowners is dropping, and a growing number of renters interested in buying a home find themselves shut out of the market, according to a new report from Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an array of challenges, but Houstonians remain optimistic about their personal futures, according to the 2021 Kinder Houston Area Survey. In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, Houston’s usually positive feelings about race relations are on the decline. And more people than ever want the government to play a bigger role in solving the country's problems and addressing the growing inequalities.
Houstonians’ views on the pandemic, the economy, racial justice and the city’s demographic transformation will be revealed in the 2021 Kinder Houston Area Survey, which will be released at an online event on May 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
HOUSTON – (April 22, 2021) – During the pandemic, Blacks and Hispanics were more likely to experience lost wages or unemployment than whites, according to a new research brief from Rice University's Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC).
HOUSTON – (April 15, 2021) – Education researchers from Rice University have documented a troubling trend in the system Texas public schools use to reclassify elementary school students learning English, evidence of a problem they say could have a serious impact on hundreds of thousands of the state’s schoolchildren.
HOUSTON – (April 8, 2021) – During the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, only a third of Houston-area households with children reported having enough money saved to cover one month of expenses, according to a new research brief from Rice University’s Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC).