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The Center for Education: Celebrating 22 years of working for the teachers and students of Houston

The ultimate aim of the Rice University Center for Education is to assure more equitable, more academically rich learning experiences for all children. We work directly with teachers to assure their capacity to engage children in authentic learning, and we further enrich their teaching through workshops, courses, conferences, and publications. We conduct research on key issues in urban education, teaching and learning, educational policy. Through the dissemination of our research findings, we work to assure that those teachers, and the children they serve, are surrounded by a well-informed circle of public support.

You are invited to participate in the Center's work by attending a workshop, taking part in a year-long teacher enrichment course, exploring our research, or attending a public seminar. For more information, see the links at the left, or call us at 713-348-5145.


Spotlight on the Rice Oral and Written Language (OWL) Lab

HISD Former Board President Michael Lunceford hosts "HISD Up Close" and recently focused on our innovative program at Gabriela Mistral Early Childhood Education Center to teach English to non-native speakers. Click here to watch the video.

Register now for the School Literacy and Culture Project's year-long mentored program for teachers interested in early literacy. Click here for more information.

The Rice University Center for Education is funded solely by gifts, grants, and the fees paid by participating schools. We are a 501c(3) organization. Your gifts are tax-deductible. To donate to our program or to sponsor a teacher, please click here.

What New Piece of the Universe Did Your Students Touch Today?

Click here to read Dr. Linda M. McNeil's article in the TSTA  Advocate. (pg. 14).

Our Early Literacy Research Wins National Award

Research published by SLC authors has received one of two 2008 awards for research by the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators. Click here to read about this paper.
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Avoidable Losses

As graduation rates go down, school ratings go up
Published in the Education Policy Analysis Archives, "Avoidable Losses: High Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis," by Center for Education researchers: Linda McSpadden McNeil, Eileen Coppola, Judy Radigan, and UT-Austin researcher Julian Vasquez Heilig. Click here for more information.

Ron Sass

The Center's co-Director Emeritus, receives Nobel honor for his work on climate change. Click here for details.
Also, click here for information on Dr. Sass's career.