Used by Texas Education Research Centers (ERC) Longitudinal Data System
Researching with data University of Houston
Start Date 2018-00-00
Notes feb 19, 2019 New Education Research Center established in Houston organization: education research center Investing in education is a cornerstone of the Kinder Foundation’s philanthropic vision. Most recently, the Foundation and Houston Endowment partnered to support three different education-related initiatives. These include Leadership ISD, Good Reason Houston, and the establishment of an Education Research Center (ERC) at the University of Houston. University of Houston University of Houston’s Student Center In 2006, the Texas Legislature identified the need to connect educational information sources into a longitudinal data warehouse for the use of policy and practice. It authorized the creation of three ERCs to house Texas data and facilitate research that benefits all levels of education in Texas. The ERCs are meant to provide access to high quality, student-level data from the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Texas Workforce Commission, and other sources of educational information for the state of Texas. Data resources are intended to span from the Pre-K level through higher education and into the Texas workforce. Prior to 2017, two ERCs had been established at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas at Dallas, respectively. In November 2017, with $790,000 grants each from the Kinder Foundation and Houston Endowment, the third ERC was established at the University of Houston, providing local researchers access to the rich repository of data. In February 2018, the UH-ERC began receiving educational data from the State and soon after, began operations with a research project from Rice University. To date, eight Houston-based research studies are utilizing the UH-ERC, including four from Rice, three from the University of Houston, and one from Texas State University. “Houston is home to world-class researchers and educators,” said Nancy Kinder, president and CEO of the Kinder Foundation. “By bringing an Education Research Center to our city, these groups can better draw data-based conclusions to inform decisions and policy-making, which directly impact students.” Learn more about the UH-ERC here. Post navigation ← PREVIOUS POST NEXT POST → news coverage february 28, 2020 Houston Couple’s $1 Million Gift Pushes United Way Philanthropy to New Level in Bayou City—PaperCity United Way of Greater Houston—quality of life february 17, 2020 Bayou Greenways project nears the end with Bun B and a bike parade—Houston Chronicle Houston Parks Board—urban green space february 6, 2020 Massive $220 Million Green Project Aims to Make Houston More Beautiful — and Less Car Dependent—PaperCity Houston Parks Board—urban green space january 23, 2020 Beloved Houston philanthropists gift local organization with whopping $1 million check—CultureMap United Way of Greater Houston—quality of life january 15, 2020 MFAH announces the opening date for its new Kinder Building—Houston Chronicle Museum of Fine Arts—quality of life ALL NEWS COVERAGE press releases january 15, 2020 Kinder Foundation names Patra Brannon-Isaac as Director of Education Kinder Foundation—education january 13, 2020 United Way of Greater Houston Establishes New Luminary Leadership Giving Level with $1 Million Lead Gift from Rich and Nancy Kinder United Way—quality of life november 12, 2019 $10 million gift to the Kinder Institute will support the study of constitutional democracy at Mizzou Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy—education november 6, 2019 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, to Open Its Steven Holl–Designed Nancy and Rich Kinder Building in Fall 2020 Museum of Fine Arts—quality of life september 30, 2019 TWELVE HOUSTON EDUCATORS RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS KINDER EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD Kinder Excellence in Teaching Awards—education ALL PRESS RELEASES CONTACT 2229 San Felipe, Suite 1700, Houston, TX 77019
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