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.
A study shows the economic and mental health consequences on victims of Hurricane Harvey and COVID-19 were cumulative.
As incoming director Ruth López Turley takes the helm of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research July 1, the institute is announcing a new executive leadership team that will help implement a five-year expansion plan.
Houston’s housing market is hotter than ever, people are paying skyrocketing prices for a declining inventory of homes and apartments and the affordability gap is getting worse, according to a new report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Through most of the 20th century, Houston thrived. It was a one-horse industrial town, riding its location near the East Texas oil fields to continued prosperity. The city was also world-famous for having imposed the least possible controls on development of any city in the Western world. Houstonians proclaimed themselves to be the epitome of what Americans can achieve when left unfettered by zoning codes, government regulations or excessive taxation.
As Houston emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy and crime top the list of residents’ concerns in the 2022 Kinder Houston Area Survey. Stress, anxiety, loneliness and isolation persist as the pandemic wanes, the survey shows, and Houstonians want the government to spend more money addressing economic inequalities and improving public schools.
Houstonians’ views on the economy, crime, the pandemic and other issues related to the city’s demographic transformations will be revealed in the 2022 Kinder Houston Area Survey, which will be released at a May 17 at a luncheon at the Marriott Marquis Houston.
A new research brief from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research has found that English learners have the most success when they stick with a single program — regardless of program type — and skills from their home language are incorporated in their education.
A new dashboard developed by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research with support from Chevron offers a road map for people, organizations and governments in the Houston area who need help after disaster strikes.
Houston’s low-income neighborhoods bear the biggest burdens during catastrophic events — from damage to older homes during natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey and last year’s winter storm to economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic — according to a Harris County Community Services Department analysis prepared by Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Migration in the United States has been on a downward trend since the 1960s, according to new research from Rice University.