Faculty, staff honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring, serviceEach year Rice honors members of the Rice community who have served the
students through outstanding teaching, dedication, and service. Congratulations to sociology professor Bridget Gorman- recipient of the Presidential Award for Mentoring, sociology professor Rachel Kimbro- recipient of the Duncan Award, and anthropology professor Jeff Fleisher- recipient of the Sarah Burnett Teaching Prize.
Rice to receive $10.7 million from Kinder Foundation for education researchThe Kinder Foundation has awarded a $10.7 million grant to Rice
University’s Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) to expand its
innovative work to additional school districts in the Greater Houston
region. HERC is a research-practice partnership between Rice and the Houston
Independent School District (HISD) that aims to improve the connection
between education research and decision-making.
New $1.5 million grant to fund national research on faith and workA $1.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will enable researchers to examine the relationship between faith and work. The researchers hope to gain an understanding of how people from diverse workplaces and socio-economic backgrounds integrate religious views and their work.
HISD pre-K program participants more prepared for kindergartenStudents who attended one or two years of Houston Independent School District (HISD) pre-K were significantly more likely to be prepared for kindergarten than peers who did not attend HISD pre-K, according to a new research brief from Rice University’s Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC).
Connecting research and policy may improve educational equityBetter communication about how educational research can impact public policy may improve educational equity.The study, which examined the significant disconnect between education researchers and policymakers, appeared in the Russell Sage Foundation’s Journal of the Social Sciences.
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